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Voyage – Journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself of…
Gourmand - a person who takes great pleasure in food; 1400–50; late Middle English gourmaunt; Old French gormant; a glutton
Food tells a story about a race, a community of people, or just a single person. How they go about eating, what they’re eating, or even what they’re not eating speaks volumes about them.
le Voyage Gourmand started out as a personal journey making noodles and dumpling as a child under the tutelage of my mother. It later grew into a necessity as a starving university student forced to subsist on box macroni and cans of mushroom soup. It continued to bloom as I travelled around the world immersed myself in various cultures, and shared meals with many different people.
For many people, food fuels our bodies. Stopping to reflect on what we’re eating, how we’re eating, and who’s eating with us brings us back to a primal feeling that is present in all humans, regardless of beliefs or background. It is a way to connect to those around you and to deepens the relationship to those who are already close.
Now, my journey continues, and I share it with you. I hope to bring new ideas and experiences to those I touch, and receive insight and feedback from many different viewpoints. Using food and travel as a medium and this site as a tool, I want to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and awareness along with those around me.