Food, dude!

When my wife suggested I start writing about my culinary endeavours, I was initially quite reluctant. Is what the world  needs really another food blog? Well, the answer was and is still no, but I’m going to give it one anyway.

I spend a lot of time thinking about, shopping for, and preparing food. Food is life, food is love, food is yum! Or at least it should be. Too many people take food for granted these days, especially good home-cooked food.

There’s a reason why diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, not to mention mental illnesses such as depression, are so prevalent in our society today. The food we eat is literally killing us. Of course, food isn’t the only factor in these and other common health issues, but it’s a huge part of it.

But before you think I’m just going to stand up here on my virtual soapbox (or maybe soupbox would be more appropriate), endlessly sermonising on the evils of fast food and ready meals, don’t worry. There may be a little of that, but the main aim of this blog is to just share some nice little recipes and tips to help you enjoy making and eating good (and real!) food.

Finally, it’s worth noting that I take no credit – unless otherwise stated – for inventing anything found in these posts. Over the years, I’ve found many great recipes and techniques in cookbooks, magazines, online, and via word of mouth. Sometimes I’ll put my own twists on them, sometimes I use them verbatim. Either way, I’m just passing on culinary wisdom that I’ve found really useful, inspiring, and often just plain delicious.

Enjoy!

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