Welcome to eat | food | yum! In case you’re curious, I’m a vegetarian foodie living in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to Asheville, I’ve lived in Columbus, Ohio, and various parts of northern and southern California. I travel a lot, and I write about my food experiences both at home and on the road. You might wonder what motivates a person to start a food blog. Well, I’m sure some people like to cook (I’m not one of them) and others like to share recipes (I’m not one of them, either). But then there are people, like me, who like to EAT. I like to eat, and I like to take pictures of what I eat. After being laughed at and lovingly mocked by family and friends alike for my consistent and unusual tendency to give in to the desire to photograph my food before eating it (especially when we’re somewhere cute and the plating is aesthetically pleasing), I decided it was time to do something with all those photos. After all, they represent not only a wide variety of culinary delights, but also a significant number of experiences enjoyed dining with people I care about in interesting places. In each post, I try to give props to the establishment that provided the yummy experience. So hunker down with some snacks and sit back, relax, and click away!