The roots of taste is a blog for people who, like me, find food fascinating–full of stories as well as flavors.
Though personal because shaped by my own food interests, obsessions, and background (half-French, California-dwelling), this blog is not about me; at the center is food.
Practicality and pleasure form its poles. Practicality, like learning more about that knobby, prehistoric-looking celery root at the farmer’s market: what is it, what can you do with it? Pleasure, like the thrill of imagining new flavor combinations; making fine distinctions between recipes of ingredients; or situating foods across places and times — knowing what Pliny had to say about turnips 2000 years ago.
I hope posts will offer grounds for experimentation, will kindle a passion for making and exploring. Through attentiveness to food, I hope to both share and spark a desire to get closer to foods, to savor their stories and textures.
— Eve Hill-Agnus