I am a food fanatic living in New York city. My love and passion for food was very much a result of my parents’ and grandparents’ upbringing. Though they don’t realize it, or admit to it, my family members are all very much what we would describe to be “foodies.” I remember being thrown in the back of our car while my parents drove across town in Beijing for over an hour just to eat at a little spicy crab restaurant (this was common in the Shi’s household). We would often travel the distance and take the time to ensure a delicious meal. When cooking at home, we always used the best ingredients we could find. My grandma even made sure we had a constant supply of fresh Sichuan peppers as she mailed us batches of peppers monthly from Sichuan, China’s spice capital.
Just like how some people are visual learners, I found that my memories are most vivid when they are remembered through food. I started documenting my life through pictures of food and found that I could remember all my conversations and emotions through these pictures. The best restaurants are those that can freeze time for me as I get lost in my appetite and experience food with my friends and family. My blog began as a private space for me to document my life through food and has evolved into something that I now love sharing with all of you!
This blog brings you both good and bad food adventures in New York and other places around the world that I have traveled to. I also blog about my experiments in the kitchen while I pretend to be a chef. Chef Shi? Maybe one day.
Keep fooding around!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.