food mapping 

Our interactions with food often involve all five senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, and sound – creating strong, easily triggered, memories. 

My memory palace is centered on food. When I see a photo of rotisserie chicken, I immediately start thinking about being in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I think of the place roasting butterflied chickens over hot coals, smoke billowing out into the street, the smell of crisping flesh and meat wafting into my nostrils. I think about sitting down the first time with my friend Jodi, who introduced me to this place, and about the meals we shared over several weeks. 

I think about sweaty days in the Thai heat and nighttime negotiations with songthaew drivers. There were meals with friends, and temples, and $20 deep tissue massages.

This website is a deep dive into my internal food maps, new and old. Food and drink adventures in Canada, and around the world. Homecooking, and cookbooks I love; wet markets and street food; restaurants, bars, and food shacks. 

Let’s eat (and drink)!


Pamela, a Fat Girl Eating

Smokey Chicken in Chiang Mai



It’s the Perfect Season for French Onion Soup in Quebec

    I still remember my first bowl of French Onion soup. I was 14 years old and my dad had taken me to see Les Misérables at the Royal


This is The Best Sushi in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Musashi sushi bar I’m not prone to hyperbole, but, in my honest opinion, the best sushi in Chiang Mai is at Musashi Sushi in Nimmanhaemin (soi 13).  Prior to the

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.

– Julia Child