bon vi·vant n. pl. bons vi·vants \ˌbän-vē-ˈvänt, ˌbōⁿ-vē-ˈväⁿ\A person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink.
[French : bon, good + vivant, present participle of vivre, to live.]
A little pretentious? Perhaps. Whether my taste is refined could be up for debate, but my enjoyment of superb food and drink is not. I love food. I love everything associated with food. I love to cook, dine, and drink. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry since I was a teenager. Once an embarrassment and evidence of my utter lack of motivation, I now see that it has led me here and to the realization that food is my passion. My obsession. I will think all day about what I will be cooking or what I will be eating elsewhere. If I’m going to a restaurant I will look up the menu and study it thoroughly until I decide exactly what I will order. Yes, I’m a little crazy… but I’m happy.