Alexandra Jade


You eat with your eyes first.

My mother used to tell me this every night when we sat down to eat dinner. She would have me observe the plate that I created, identify the components of the dish, and understand why the ingredients were combined in such a way. She was teaching me to appreciate food before I appreciated taste.

I want to pass this knowledge my mother taught me on to others. Appreciate the art of food, the beauty of food, and the complex-yet-simple aspects of it. Appreciate and respect food as an art, taste a dish and identify the flavors: bold flavors, subtle undertones, the way tastes marry...and then devour the dish.

Thanks for exploring my gallery, and seeing food the way I see it.