The Foodie Whisperer started as most blogs do – as a hobby to chronicle and discuss a passion. In my case, that passion is food. As the scope of the food blog and readership has grown rapidly, the time came to bring a little order to the chaos and make the website more organized and reader friendly.
Now, as you browse through the new site, you can read restaurant and dining reviews in the Dining Out section, favorite recipes and interpretations of favorite dishes In the Kitchen, live on the wild side and reach into The Candy Jar where you never know what you’re going to get or enjoy some lighter reading about my partner in all of my adventures, code name: Fluffy Unicorn.
About me and this food blog:
Hey, it’s me, Sheen, a detail-oriented businessman by day, seat of the pants philosopher by night, U.S. Marine in a former life, active traveler and restless adventurer. I grew up gardening, fishing, crabbing, trawling, oystering and hunting with my family in South Louisiana and currently live in Southern California with my wife of almost 25 years and our two college student kids. “Farm to Table,” “Ocean to Table” and all of today’s sustainable concepts weren’t a “thing” back then — around our house it was a fun, interactive and family-centric way to enjoy and experience life together.
Growing up, my Saturday and Sunday afternoons had a unique flavor that has forever impacted the way that I live, love and eat; dining room tables covered in mounds of fresh seafood, vegetables, game and home-cooked delights, flying elbows and food bits, hilarious conversations and anecdotes, and hours long feasts with friends and family. Food and the entire experience of eating — the catching, growing, preparing, sharing and enjoying have become the landmarks by which I’ve charted my travels and journey through life.
About food — on a serious note: It’s the fuel for our existence. A disruption in our food chain, more than any other non-technical disaster that might befall us as a race, would catapult us from advanced civilization to utter barbarism in a matter of days, completely skipping over the more refined notion of anarchy.
The upside — I believe the closer we are to our food source and the better we understand it, the more inspired we will be to ensure that scenario will never happen. As long as we’re at it — doing all of the hard work of being engaged and interested partners in getting our food from the land, air and sea onto the table — why shouldn’t we enjoy every bite of the fruits of our labor? And, if every bite isn’t enjoyable, then I sure as heck would like to know why and how to fix it and I’ll let you know about that, too.
On this food blog, The Foodie Whisperer, I discuss how food, the people we share it with and the places we discover it can inspire, amuse, stimulate and transport us beyond the limits of the familiar into a realm without boundaries.
Join me for the journey, let me know if it hits the mark and send me your requests for food related happenings you want to know about. And remember my two simple rules for dining:
Rule One: Try Everything.
Rule Two: Don’t touch your plate until AFTER I’ve taken the picture!
Cheers, my friends!