He he he … here you go!
Suanne and I started blogging almost 5 years ago. It was our Hello World post above (link here) that started our accidental journey into the world of food. As I sit here, I am just amazed how food had played a big part in our lives.
When we landed in Canada, Suanne doesn’t know how to cook. She lived a privileged life where mummy and our maid does all the cooking. I remember the very first meal that Suanne cooked in Canada. Faced with unfamiliar stoves and different ingredients, she made her first family meal just after four days we were here. Yeah, the food was really terrible. I lied and told her it was OK. And she burst into tears! You see, I blinked when I said that.
Looking at her today, she is pretty good and knowledgeable with cooking and food. She even put together a cookbook called Diversely Delicious (link here) just a few months ago.
Trust me when I said I … didn’t care much about food before chowtimes started. Back then I would just be happy going to the same restaurants every time. But this blog had changed my view of the culinary world. The more we wrote about food, the more we wanted to find out about it.
But anyway, the article below that appeared in The Vancouver Sun today meant a lot to Suanne and I … and I mean A LOT. This was totally unexpected as I thought it would only appear in the website of The Vancouver Sun. To see it in the Saturday edition of The Vancouver Sun in print is something else.
I had always admired big names like Mia Stainsby. Yeah, when I grow up I want to be like her. She is big time in the Vancouver food scene and I was taken by surprised when she contacted me. I was thinking she wanted to just gather bloggers opinions for an article she is working on. She called and we talked. It was a very nice chat but I think I went on and on too much. Yeah, after that call with her I was kind of regretted I talked too much … and can’t believe I said what I said. 🙂
She does work fast. I got a glimpse of how she worked — checking and cross checking our discussions to make sure she got everything correct. Then she said she wanted have pictures taken of Suanne and I with food. We arranged for the photographer to meet up at the Mui Ngo Gai restaurant but I guess because of miscommunication, that did not happen. So we arranged again, this time at the Aberdeen Center Food Court.
Yeah, this morning I picked up the Vancouver Sun outside the door and I quickly flipped to the Arts and Lifestyle section … and there you go … that picture of the smiling pretty girl holding the wind-sand chicken wings and that handsome guy with a bowl of beef tendon noodle soup. LOL!
Yeah, like I said … it meant a lot for Suanne and I that Mia chooses to write about us. So thanks a lot Mia!
And of course to all of the readers who had supported chowtimes all these years, the site is not what it is without your active participation in many ways.
Excuse me while I go take a shower now. Am gonna go to a frame maker today. Anyone know of a good and cheap place? 🙂