I am fully aware that there are a number of people in my circles of life that think my seeming obsession with food is extraordinarily ridiculous. There are those who don't give food a second thought; it is just something to throw in your giant maw to make your stomach stop talking. Here's what it all boils down to for me: stewardship and creativity.
I want to make sure I am doing my best at cherishing the gifts we've been given. I want to support groups, individuals, and businesses that are striving to be good stewards.
And, being a creative type, I have chosen food as my medium. I can't act, or paint, or draw. I can sing, but I didn't compose the music I perform. Food is great. It's consumable. I can share it with others. There's a relatively short turn-around on gratification, both gustatorily and artistically, which satisfies my toddler-like attention span.
There you have it. My reason to creatively be, in amuse-bouche form.