I am not a passionate person.
Yes, there are certain things that I love and activities that I enjoy doing, but, "passionate" for me has a negative connotation. The words "stalker" and "obsessed" come to mind. I believe that I am the type of person who takes things as they come... You know, the kind who makes lemons out of lemonades. Under-achiever? Maybe. But, then again, I have come to that point in my life where I am quite pleased about where I am and what I am.
I begin this blog at a very important crossroad in my life- my writing career is slowly-but-surely on the move; my six-year relationship is going to the next level; I have just added another decade to my young life. All very promising and note-worthy developments. You ask yourself: I thought this was a food blog? Yes, it is. In fact, you'll see how this blog will cover significant moments of my life, it just so happens that- more often than not- these would include food, wine, or both.
People who know me would tell you that I'm an epicurean- a lover of life and all its pleasures. There is some truth to that, but not to a destructive extent. Life on the fast lane has become, well, too fast. Now I have learned to enjoy life's pleasures at a more relaxed and less-frantic pace, taking time to savor my relationships with the special people in my life, being more grateful for the blessings that have been bestowed upon me.
How is this different from other food blogs? Probably not much. After all, what moves us to write our restaurant reviews and food trips is pretty much the same: Our endless quest for that most memorable dining experience. There are really no right or wrong answers to this, since one person's Alain Ducasse could be another person's Chef Bouyardee. One Big Bite is meant to be a catalogue of dining experiences that, in my opinion, are worth sharing. It could be either pleasurable or downright disappointing, but, either way, it made an impact.
So, let us not be too technical, or jaded, or bitchy. Food and wine are, after all, meant to be enjoyed and not over-analyzed. This blog is, obviously, a testament to my love for great food and wine. I hope that you will enjoy reading my posts as much as I have drawn pleasure from writing them.