Sunday, August 30, 2009


Just out of the shower. Up at 10:52 am today. AM. On a Sunday, with about 6 hours of sleep. What's going on? Ooooo, I have a hangover.

I was in rare form yesterday, in all my gesticulating, hand waving, fist slapping, twitchy glory. It was a sight to behold. And that was before I started drinking. You guys shouldn't encourage me. Certain things make me excitable and it's just not a pretty sight to see me get all worked up about something that quite frankly, no one gives a damn about. We talking about how water temperature affects taste of oysters, of course.

I become a raving lunatic. I mean, Monday to Friday, I think I'm pretty straightlaced. Work out everyday, no alcohol, work hard, sleep early. And then the weekend shows up, I'm with friends, and I lose all self-control. But I love food and if I had to deny myself those simple pleasures, then what's the point of living?

Great dinner last night. I think I have a few photos. Incredibly fresh seafood, full of flavour and texture. And that's what it's all about. Forget dining in expensive restaurants, forget all you think you know about food. When you're given ingredients as fresh and as high quality as the Kumamoto oysters, salmon, mussels and scallops as we did yesterday, you do the bare minimum, and let the true taste show itself. No theatrics in the kitchen - just simple, timely cooking. Wonderful, and absolutely delicious.

Onto the next dinner. Since fall is coming, I'm very excited to be seeing the vegetables and fruits beginning to pop up at farmer's markets. There's a few fall-themed dishes I want to try. And of course, shellfish will really be starting to come into season. I just don't think I can pull off having 10 people come over. I need a bigger kitchen at home. I can't host these parties of 6+ people. Just don't have the space for everyone to feel comfortable.

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