Do you know that feeling you get when you go through a life changing experience? You know the feeling. That sense of anxiety, fear and revelation. You’re living your life and all of a sudden something happens that affects not only you, but all those around you. One experience, a grave situation, has the ability to make you second guess everything and forces you to re-evaluate your life. Well for me, I know exactly how this feels. On Aug 4th I had major jaw reconstructive surgery to fix a series of serious problems. I never knew what pain and suffering was until I awoke in my hospital room, laying there, half woozy, half numb, and completely destitute. The weeks to come weren’t any easier. In fact, once I was discharged and back home, it only got worse.
I think what really affected me most of all, from this whole experience, wasn’t the recovery, the pain, the swelling, the bruising, or even the dizziness. What was most difficult, and actually still continues to be, is the fact that I haven’t been able to eat solid chewable foods for a month now. Being on a liquid and pureed food diet has been torture. Now if you knew me, you would know just how difficult this has been. I’m devoted to cooking, and you’ll quickly learn that the only language I speak is food. This whole experience has really made me appreciate food. I find myself craving ingredients and dishes that I’ve never craved before. Longing to taste and chew new ideas and recipes that are begging to be tried.
Being wired and rubberbanded shut, longing for food, has led me to this; The Technicolor Kitchen. A new food blog that combines both my passions; Food and Photography. Here I will post step by step recipes that I’ll make and photograph myself. Recipes that I’ve collected throughout the years from different sources, or have just come across recently. Some recipes I’ll tweak in some way, shape or form. While others I’ll like so much that I’ll leave alone, as is, just as it was meant to be. I’ll even post some recipes that I’ve never tried before, but have always wanted. I’ll also feature some of my very own creations. I feel as if I have developed a six sense, because of this surgery. A yearning to eat and make everything and anything that comes to mind.
So please join me as we set sail on this culinary adventure together, and who knows, we might learn something along the way.