Culinary blast off — Food Glorious Food

Bibimbap, a traditional Korean dish

Even if you’re a social media rat or an Instagram extraordinaire, there’s much to be said for sinking your teeth into something printed.

Intro – my name is Nanette. Undoubtedly, you’re familiar with the phrase “let them eat cake," as Nanette is short for Marie Antoinette, however, my head is still very much attached.

I’m launching a rather intrepid column. Intrepid because my hope is to inject some funky mojo into your culinary habits through this platform and provide some interesting 411 on the gastronomic arena. Also toss out some food myths and infuse some pop culture vernacular.

But above all, have a few laughs while delving into the food revolution from around the globe.

If you are wondering where my global wonderings and non-traditional foodie ruminations come from – I am not an army brat. In my early years, I lived with my grammy in the south of Spain, Andalucia (hence my love for all things Spanish). Then I was catapulted to Singapore, where I resided for a good long while with my parents. That’s where I honed my palate for Asian and Indian flavors.

In my opinion, cooking isn’t doing the verbatim with a recipe (unless you’re a baker or a kitchen newbie). It’s becoming an Indiana Jones with spices and condiments. Food isn’t just an adventure, it’s an experience to be savored. A vehicle to unfurl your passion and make flavors unabashedly, undisguised and unapologetically your own.

Good food provides us with that 100-foot journey that ditches the proverbial wheelhouse to expand into new horizons. Even if you’re eating a hardboiled egg over the sink kind of guy, the transformation into a true-and-tried foodie isn’t a far-off thing.

Food preparation is a glorious dance that doesn’t require intricate steps and believe it or not it’s quite relaxing and therapeutic.

Are you familiar with a robust Shakshuka? Have you realized that bibimbap is one of the easiest dishes to throw together during the week? Did you know there are more than 50 varieties of meatballs, and then some? And you definitely need to fall in love with the un-glorious chicken thigh.

I look forward to engaging with you guys out there and hope you enjoy my romantic involvement with all things culinary.