My world is a large one – a delicious, delectable, luscious view of life in many countries.
For over 42 years, I have worked as a flight attendant and have been traveling the globe for over 50 years. I have learned much about the people and places I have visited.
My primary focus and interest has always centered on food. I like food – all kinds of food. I like to eat and cook food. I like to shop, taste, talk and serve food. I also relish the opportunity to photograph and write about food everywhere I go.
My primary interests are the food markets of the world, especially the central food markets in large urban areas and cities. This particular fascination gives me the opportunity to experience the essence of a culture through a glimpse of daily life among food growers and purveyors. I became keenly aware of which foods were native to each area, and then had the pleasure of discovering new tastes. I also became a fan of farmers’ markets, where the earth’s freshest bountiful offerings are seasonably available.
In the past, I have worked as a photographer and writer for publications such as San Francisco Cuisine and Eat Great Foods. I also contributed articles called,
“Asian Excursions” for The Asian Gourmet using materials from my travels through China.
For the past two years, I have had a food feature on KGO radio, called “Favorite Food Finds.” It has been a wonderful experience telling listeners about my passion for foods all over Northern California. Each Sunday on John Hamilton’s show, “On the Go” I talk about what foods I have found to be interesting and where they can be found. Archived scripts and podcasts can be accessed at kgotravel.com.
My photography portfolio comprises a World of Food. Many of my images were sold as part of a collection called, “Appetite for Travel” through gallery space at the Magic Flute Restaurant in San Francisco.
I welcome any opportunity to share my food experiences in conversation, print or media formats. It’s a wonderful way to whet one’s appetite and indulge in the flavors of life.
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