My name is Kate…….and I’m addicted to food. Cooking it, eating it, reading about it, watching shows about it. I’m also addicted to food shopping – you could very easily survive for several months on the contents of my pantry, not to mention my freezer. And I think nothing of driving for half an hour or more just to purchase that one elusive, and oh so crucial ingredient for a dish that I simply must make for dinner tonight.
I live in sunny Perth, Western Australia, where the local produce is top-class, making both cooking at home and eating out an absolute joy. No longer the poor cousin of Australia, we are now competing with the big boys in the Eastern States in terms of world-class restaurants and bars. I did actually have a restaurant of my own….for 1 year and 10 months to be precise. It was a pretty incredible experience – but it also almost broke my spirit. And when I woke up in front of the telly at 2am one morning, with my mouth full of Arnott’s Shapes (that was dinner!), after a crazy week, I thought “hmmm perhaps the restaurant game is not for me”.
When I’m not hanging out in my own kitchen (or someone else’s!), I also love to travel – so many exciting cuisines to discover! And when I’m away you are more likely to find me foraging at the local market for perfectly ripe tomatoes and exotic spices than trawling through endless racks of clothes, shoes and handbags.
I love food that punches you in the face with flavour – food with attitude – if it’s bland I don’t want to know about it, and I definitely won’t post about it.
I am really looking forward to sharing my love of food with you, and having a few laughs along the way (mainly at myself hehe).
Oh, did I also mention I have a very cute Shitzhu named Gus? He’ll feature quite a lot in my posts…….he loves food too!