Weight loss remains an abstract idea in my mind. Not entirely sure if I am going to or could make any sort of concerted effort towards it. Food is top of mind. Curiosity about all aspects of food seems to be a driving force that I cannot control.
On the flip side of all that enjoyment through nourishment came a couple of sad losses this year. First the world lost Anthony Bourdain. With his irreverent wit and hunger to discover worlds we only knew on a map in the atlas, he brought an unfamiliar landscape close to home. He took his own life in France.
This week we lost another curious mind. Jonathan Gold. A favorite LA area food writer (not critic although his Pulitzer will make you believe otherwise) and consummate gourmand. His navigating the Los Angeles food scene was provocative (the Beyonce and taco comparison) and informative and I benefited from his discoveries when I went and tried the food. Especially on Pico Street.
Those to me were picoseconds spent well.