Birthday or anniversary? A year ago, I posted the very first entry about a very special Easter dinner, and Curiously Ravenous was conceived. I had no idea at the time where I wanted to take my writing, or my cooking. I just knew that I wanted to be able to share a part of me with anyone who would listen, anyone who loves to eat, and anyone who lives to eat. In this year alone, I’ve had the great honor to meet passionate, quirky, sincere individuals who have inspired me in more ways than they will ever know. Because they’ve helped me to realize a goal, a love that I never knew existed in me, and have helped me to grow, learn, and strengthen my roots.
We are a community who shares a love for food, no matter how we choose to express it- writers, photographers, cooks, sculptors, critics… A friend of mine said something quite poignant the other day, which I’ll share with you. “Why do I love food? It never lets you down. And if it does, you know there’s still more out there.” And just like that, the friends and acquaintances I’ve met this year never cease to inspire me with their daily creations, be it successes or failures in the kitchen, always teaching me a thing or two.