Anyone who has ever eaten with me will tell you that I eat very slowly. I like taking the time to savor the flavors and textures, to give each ingredient a chance to plead its case, and to play with the proportions to find the perfect balance of flavor in one bite. The perfect mouthful.

This is the way I’ve always approached my food, and is also the joy I find in eating. xo

L top and clockwise: gaejang (raw crab fermented in soy sauce) seen here mixed with rice, pizza topped with my favorite arugula, meatballs from IKEA, pho with all the right fixings