|This was not my recipe, but they awakened a fire in my belly....|
a fire that can only be quenched by... more crepes (and better cheese).
American society contains an embarrassment of riches in the form of cultures from all over the world. I talk about Chicago a lot when people ask me about food, because it's such a very interesting example of mixing and matching, as well as just a all-out-amazing foodie town. Chicago's socio-ethnic history informs modern neighborhoods in a real and visible way, and many neighborhoods exist as a living record of the last hundred years of people and cultures moving in and out of these 'hoods. The city is both a global food experiment, and completely & utterly Chicago and midwestern in expression.
As for me? I know what I like, and I know that I'm a builder. Sometimes I get... mildly obsessed.