“My pen is my voice. The keyboard my outlet. I have been writing since I picked up my first pencil. Words are my refuge. I can be anyone I want, I can speak without restriction, I can be bold. I have two 13-gallon bins filled with random things I’ve written since I was 12. I write about the things I am passionate about. The world, eating, breathing, art, photography, film, injustice. Writing is my oxygen. It nurtures my soul. As to how my journey began with ATOD, well – dining out has always been a phenomena to me. It’s extraordinary!
Eating out when we were kids was an absolute TREAT! We would get so excited if we knew we were going to a restaurant. Something about knowing we could order whatever we wanted seemed like Christmas come early. As we get older, ‘Eating Out’ takes on an entirely different meaning. Food becomes our escape, a memory made or shared with friends and people we love, it becomes the catalyst in an important business meeting, or even the excuse we need to have a little abandon. However I believe there is still a kid within us all. The little voice that sees a menu and secretly gets excited that the possibilities are endless and our saving grace is, we actually know what’s good. Eating out is simply life’s way of presenting us with yet another reason to engage our senses.
I suppose it was a natural evolution that I began writing about art in every form. It just seemed inevitable.”
Favorite Post/Dish I Ever Prepared (and link if you like): Sushi. I made hand rolled sushi using brown rice. Honestly it was SO good! (And yes, there was a little spice.) – Something about the time it took to make it just perfectly! After being in Japan many years ago, making hand rolled sushi was something I fantasized about. It was pretty intoxicating to do, I must admit. That said, the most fun and flavorful dish I ever made was an Indian dish using potatoes, zucchini, bay leaf and a TON of Southern Indian spices. (See Dawn’s Gorgeous Food Pics Here)