Confessions of a Foodie

Chris Temelkos Confides about Food – Photo Courtesy of

Chris Temelkos - April 25, 2010

By Chris Temelkos

Growing up in a European household, I was always surrounded by the smells of my Grandmothers cooking. To this day, those wonderful smells still float through the kitchen and throughout the house making my mouth water and stomach grumble, In anticipation of the wonderful food that awaits me.

I am a Foodie, and my passion for food grows with every magnificent bite I take. However, some bites are better than others and like all Foodies, I have my favorite dishes. A dish that will forever remain my favorite, is my Grandmother’s Cabbage Rolls. With just there mere mention, I can taste the rich homemade tomato sauce running smoothly down my throat, the delicate cabbage leaves and juicy pork and beef bursting with flavors from a bouquet of spices exploding in my mouth.

It doesn’t stop there, another favorite of mine is an amazing Casserole my Grandma whips up, topped with mountains of cheese. Macaroni and fresh bell peppers are the main ingredients, but the burst of spices like, cumin and fresh ground pepper are what make this dish pop. This is comfort food at its finest.

My list of favorites will continue to grow as I experience new cuisines, but before I make you any hungrier, I’ll leave you with this thought. Next time you take a bite of your favorite food, savour the moment and take in all the flavors. It will taste that much better.