We are not professional chefs, nor are we professional food reviewers. We come from humble backgrounds and from cultures where food brings people together; a world where food is symbolic of friendship and cultivates a sense of community. We sincerely appreciate humble noshing. At the same time we have have been fortunate to have achieved some measure of success, allowing us to travel widely and experience culinary artistry as well. Put simply, we love food, we love the people who passionately prepare food, and we love sharing food with friends.
We are humbled when friends ask for our recommendations when they are planning their own food adventures. That’s not because we are professional chefs, though we very much love to prepare food at home. It’s because we read about food, we dream about food, and we enjoy meeting and building friendships with those passionate chefs who prepare the food we enjoy. We have an unquenchable appetite to learn more about all kinds of cuisines – including appreciating hypnotically good pictures of food – and, of course, we love eating food.
But for all that, and to be clear, we do not pretend or purport to be professional food critics. The reason for this is simple and is best explained by this quote from the classic food movie Ratatouille: