I am a chef with a penchant for words. I cut my teeth in Paris and San Francisco before settling in beautiful Hood River, Oregon.
I can't help but see the metaphor for life in cooking, foraging, and dining. By sharing my observations, I hope to both entertain you and offer community.
'Amuse Bouche' ("amooz boosh") is a French term which translates literally as 'amuse the mouth'. It is an off-menu course served in fine restaurants at the beginning of a meal meant to whet the appetite and reveal the chef's personality.