I am a 20-something woman living in Vancouver, BC- and have been interested in food ever since I ate a bag of 20 plums to try and impress my mom (I was about 8…it didn’t work). These days, you can often find me roaming the streets, in search of good (and cheap) food. And the rest of the time in the kitchen, making stuff up. This is not a place where I share perfectly laid out recipes, but rather my various culinary experiences and encounters- at home, on the town, in the garden, and abroad.
Some of my fondest memories revolve around food- from making guacamole on the beach in Guatemala, to mixing up homemade sangria at a hostel in Madrid (with a 1 euro bottle of wine). I come from a family of avid gardeners (and tea drinkers), and was fortunate enough to grow up with local food, right outside the back door. I have a sweet tooth, salty tooth, pretty-much-anything-tooth (although my spice tolerance is shamefully low). I am also known to partake in various experiments in the kitchen (Did you know that hot cross buns baked on Easter Sunday don’t go mouldy? And after a year they can be used for “medicinal purposes”). Thankfully my family and friends are happy to be my guinea pigs…most of the time.
In addition to eating, somewhere along the way, I graduated from SFU with a BA in communication, and from BCIT’s broadcasting and media program. I now work in news and television production in Vancouver.
PS-The ‘plates’ in the title refers to a nickname given to me by the ever affectionate family. Nothing to do with food- I just have really big eyes that “look like dinner plates stuck to my face.” Thanks.