My name is Camille. I’ve lived in various places in the world–Japan and France, notably–and eating was a big preoccupation in all of them.
In France I was what you would call “une vraie gourmande.” This meant I would regularly consume entire baguettes smeared with beurre demi-sel. Je ne regrette rien.
A gourmand is someone who takes pleasure in food (sometimes excessive pleasure). Maybe I was always a gourmand, but I didn’t become good at it until I lived in France.
Being a good gourmand means not only stuffing your face, but thinking about the pleasures of cooking and eating, considering where food comes from, that all meals have a story.
I am mostly vegetarian and will generally post vegetarian/vegan recipes. I will occasionally eat seafood and fish, so sea creatures appear from time to time. You won’t find meat here except for rare occasions: a guest blogger for example, or certain travel recipes (I have relaxed my vegetarianism in certain countries out of consideration for my hosts). I will also write about what food means to our cultures, in our societies. I will often address political topics, or do literary/artistic reviews. This blog is a mash-up of a lot of different issues, but all relate to food.
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