I Am Not A Food Writer

February 18, 2019

I don’t want to be viewed as a cook writing about food and sharing recipes! There are a thousand bloggers sharing recipes!

I stated this in a previous post: Navidad en Mexico y Aqui.

“It’s way to easy to Google a recipe for anything your heart desires! Although, my favorite topics are my “family memories” and “food” specifically comida Mexicana.” I once told a friend on Facebook, when he asked for a recipe that that “stressed me out!” Why? Because we never used recipes when cooking and I still don’t! I don’t measure anything! 

I was taught to cook by using my senses and heart! My sight, taste, smell, feel and even hearing. Yes, hearing! Recently, I had a conversation with a chef I highly respect. And, she shared that she does not allow music to play in her restaurant kitchen. Because she listens to the food! This blew my mind. I had never heard anyone express cooking that way. But, it is so true! You can tell the status of food by the sounds while on the stove; “it sings to you.” And, these sounds are only expanded in a restaurant kitchen. You can also tell what all the workers are doing, by listening to the “ music of the kitchen.”

 I have such fond recollections of helping Mi Abuelita, My Aunt Lupe and Mi Mama. It is a deep rooted passion. “La Cocina” is where I am most comfortable Hence, my “food memories,” and “food anthropology.”
And while I also enjoy knowing the history of food and a particular dish I don’t want to mix history while cooking. It gives me a headache!

 I am a story-teller and the thrill for me is in the “anecdotal meat,” if you will, no pun intended. Which makes it uniquely me! I also enjoy writing about so much more beyond Mi Familia, food and its history. I write about anything that grabs my fancy and touches my heart.

Abrazos y Besos

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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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