When I was young I was a very picky eater. I am sure that my parents agonized over my lack of nutrients and enjoyment of food as I pushed my food around my plate. As you get older your palate changes and you can learn to love food and be excited by the possibilities of sharing a great meal. As a teen I collected recipes and dreamed of the day when I would have dinner parties and friends sharing animated conversation, laughter and outstanding food at my table. Let's just say my first dinner party was not a great success with canned potatoes and carrots being in the picture somewhere. That was many years ago and I have come far beyond Burnt Toast and canned ingredients. I am a locavore who chooses the freshest ingredients possible whether they be from our farmers markets or local producers here in British Columbia. Of course living in Canada it is very difficult to follow this idealogy through the winter months, but we do our best to seek out what we have available throughout the year. Join me on my journey as I explore new taste sensations as well as tried and true recipes from generations past and go beyond burnt toast on these pages here at More Than Burnt Toast.
In the classic movie Zorbas the Greek the main character sums it up the best, "On the coast I felt for the first time what a pleasant thing it could be to have a meal. We started eating and drinking, the conversation became animated. I at last realized that eating was a spiritual function and the meat, bread, and wine were the raw materials from which the soul is made."