Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are.  ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Je suis un ananas. I am a pineapple.

[They say love is like a pineapple, sweet an undefinable]

My name is Nicole and I am a 19-year-old college student studying International Affairs, with a concentration in European studies, and going through the rigors of a pre-med program. Thankfully, I have food and France to help me keep my sanity.

To put it simply, I love food. It may seem that the whole of the United States is trying one fad diet or another, but I am thankful that I am not one of those people. I appreciate the taste of food and try to savor every meal. I believe that a square of dark chocolate every day can do a girl good, as well as healthy moderation when it comes to all delectable eats, sweet and savory. Part of my love of France stems from the fact that the French really know how to enjoy a meal: three courses, a cheese plate, the whole nine yards. Eating can take hours. Although I am American, I try my best to live by “European” standards.

When it comes to eating, I listen to my body and give myself what I need. No ifs, ands, or buts.

My passion for food and eating is something that has always been with me. I remember spending hours pouring over library cookbooks and dreaming up fantasy trips to foreign countries to try local delicacies (and by some miracle, I have been lucky enough to visit some of those places). Food is my comfort, my soul, my expression.

Now that I am in college and broadening my horizons of knowledge, I am trying to broaden my horizons of food as well. I am always open to trying a new and sometimes scary food because you never know if you like something until you try it at least twice.

This blog is dedicated to my passions: eating, awakening new tastebuds, coddling admiration for anything and everything French or food related (and occasionally talking rather unpoetically about my life as a student runner).

Happy eating 🙂


One Response to “Food Philosophy”

  1. Hi! Thanks for putting me on your blogroll – I love being sandwiched between Chocolate & Zucchini and David Lebovitz! (Of course, that may just be the luck of the alphabet…)

    And I totally agree about the healthy moderation. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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