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