I’m a nerd
I’m a bit of a nerd, and love reading food books. I like to know about food (and everything, really), where it’s from, what makes it work. J. Kenji López-Alt is my hero. I knew I loved him when I read about his wife begging off chocolate chip cookies.
I’m that annoying person you meet who wants to learn a skill or take a course just because they want to know things.
I might come across as a bit of a wanker
My poor partner has to put up with my weird pronouncements and wanky sounding proclamations all the time. “I want to pick up pottery”, “Let’s visit Bhutan! They have a National Happiness Index.” or “I want to study Spanish, it’s one of the most-spoken languages in the world!”.
It’s worse when it comes to food. “I want to try the cau lau in Hoi An. The noodles are made with ash only found in the region, with well water from slightly out of town.”. It works both upmarket and down market, I once made the poor man queue for over an hour for some doner kebab in Berlin. (Mustafa’s. The trick is to buy the also-famous currywurst, then eat it while in line for the kebab. He didn’t think it was worth it, because he doesn’t queue for anything, I really like it. Incidentally, have you heard about how currywurst came about? No, don’t encourage me.)
ANYWAY. Now that you know how much I research everything that flits by me, it’ll come as no surprise that I started a list of foods to try.
I’m on a mission to eat all of the food
I started a list with the mission to try at least one new thing per week. I’ll see if I can post regularly!