Dinner Parties and Halal Memories

Dinner Parties and Halal Memories

Back in December, my friend Candace really wanted to meet my friend Yumi. And I rarely get to entertain guests, so I wanted to have people over. So I figured what better occasion than a dinner party? So I invited them and a third friend Patrick over to my studio apartment, and started putting together a custom menu.

I've fancied the idea of becoming a personal chef or doing a pop-up with custom menus for guests, so this was my first stab at it.

This is what resulted:

Food for the Soul

[common ground] has invited me to feature at their space in Santa Ana once again, and this time the theme is "Food for the Soul." As I develop new written pieces for it, I realize:

I haven't written much about food.

I also realize that I have this whole food blog sitting idly by.

While I figure out how to rectify the sin of having only posted thrice in two years, here's what I sent them on my thoughts of what constitutes "Food for the Soul". It'll have to do in place of a depth of content for now:

All Padded Out

All Padded Out

Here's an exercise: Think of a Thai dish. First one that comes to mind. Ready? Was it pad thai? I'm betting it was, unless you happen to be of Thai descent (and can name a much more relatable favorite dish), have Thai friends, or only really started eating Thai food in the past couple of years (when a myriad of styles, chefs, and restaurants have started to popularize other dishes and even regional Thai cuisine!)

It is a quintessential Thai food. I think it's even the official national food of Thailand. But y'know what? I'm all Pad(Thai)ded out.

An Inaugural Post, Six Months Later

An Inaugural Post, Six Months Later

Half a year ago, I started this blog with the intent of writing about my thoughts on food, what I cook, where I eat, and so forth. ...Well, I got busy.

But hey, here I am six months later. I'm about to start a new full-time job, which means I'll have the means to go out to eat more, a weekdaily workday lunch to think about, and most importantly, the need to not think about work by thinking about anything else. Namely, thinking about food, cooking, and writing in Eat Kune Do.

So up through today, what have I done with food?