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An introduction

I get extremely annoyed when people’s first post talks about it being their first post. Come to think of it, that’s what I am doing right now. So let’s call it a retrospective.

Although my interests are disambiguated, they can all be regrouped under the “Lifestyle” category. A word used prolifically by anyone trying hard to fit in nowadays; however I find it still serves purpose, the lifestyle brand simply refers back to notions of niche markets and tribal marketing, it is sold as a reference group, a peg for your life or for the one you want to have. Having started in the broader hospitality industry and luxury brand management, I’ve developed a fascination for anything that revolves around this heightened and sense influenced service sector. Out of all the different creative and managerial inputs/outputs of this industry, the food and beverage business caught my unnerved attention the most convincingly .It is where you see the most bull shit; luxury is all about adding value to a good product, trying to get you addicted to a brand that will not only serve you with functional purpose but also helping resolve self esteem and attainment issues. It is always entertaining to distinguish the jokers who advertise their use of truffles and foie in a gold ornamented room with pictures of awards on the wall, to those who truly enjoy eating and serving quality dishes in a fitting concept.

My First love will always be food, all the rest of my interests are just many of my mistresses.

This will be a food blog per say (if I wasn’t being obvious enough) sans the hyped up and haughty nonsense foodies are way too familiar with, spiced up with a little bit of everything that I believe is current and worth mentioning. I will try and focus all my post around food and recipes/videos/photos and tie in the lifestyle aspect by having each newly presented dish inspired by the arts, fashion, music, people, current news and the aspects of my everyday life.

Oh, and yes, why “The Fat Kid Inside”? – I used to be really fat and I can still feel him inside of me, telling me that eating a mars bar coupled with a snickers bar, melted in the microwave and topped with whipped cream; now and again won’t kill me.

Ironically enough, I lost weight because of food. I stopped all the microwavable plastic wrapped garbage, those over cooked pastas with the last can of tuna and tomato sauce in my worthless pantry and those oh so convenient ramen noodles, so easy to eat that you consume 3 cups per meal – everything I used to eat in my first year studying in Paris. The problem was not that I didn’t know how to cook; before starting university I already had  a good culinary hand; but because I was lazy and I couldn’t be bothered in learning from over enthusiastic TV chefs and cooks with misplaced egos working in tourist traps. I thank the kitchen gods, for “lumieres” such as Anthony Bourdain, Jamie Oliver, Thomas Keller, Ducasse and the likes, I don’t necessarily like all their dishes, but I respect their stone cold no bull shit approach to cooking.

33 COMMENTS

    1. honey cabacis June 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

      super love the FOODS :)

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    1. marlyn gratuito June 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      i like japanese food :) thank you Erwan i enjoy watching your video great :) gudluck and godbless ..

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    1. JB June 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Am an adventurous foodie and lately delved into some Turkish pastries. I particularly like the “sigara borgi”. Got any fancy idea how this is made?

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      1. Erwan Heussaff June 8, 2011 at 2:25 am

        It’s usually just phyllo with feta and egg. really quick and easy to make actually.

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    1. Marie France Bertin June 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Bonjour Erwan,

      Merci pour les recettes. Ils sont délicieux! Ce serait génial si vous avez votre école de cuisine, je vais sûrement m’ inscrire! :)

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    1. nikkimacho June 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      nice, bro with video of burger monster,, look nervous putting up u in cooking video.. cool and keep it up.. i do the same thing with the burger… bro keep rockin serves us cool meal GOD BLESS bro..

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    1. mharlo June 9, 2011 at 3:28 am

      WOW !! nice videos .. kip it up :))

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    1. Eduardo Bermonde June 11, 2011 at 6:19 am

      na try mu na ba yung mga famous street food natin dito sa pinas?

      sabi ng mga friends ko wala daw ako pinipiling kainin ang takaw ko daw, sabi ko naman sa kanila ang sarap kaya kumain hehehe love foods talaga.. i always told to my girl friends na hindi kailangan magdyeta para maging slim.. right food lang yan…wag tayo magpakagutom diba….hehehe…

      i hope you can do a weekly update….hehehe… kaya ba???

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    1. Poca Joe Didal June 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

      I love the food:)very enticing!!i wonder whats the title of that song in your vid? cause i like it..the cinematography of your cute video..everything is perfect!!im starting to like blogging dude..im your fan!!

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    1. lowblood16 July 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      im gonna try and cook everything that u posted recently especially ung roasted chicken! they look gorgeous and really delish kc!! hopefully mkagawa rin ako ng food blog ko after i finish my culinary program nxt year..what camera are u using?is it a DSLR or a compact? thanks!and keep it up=)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff July 14, 2011 at 1:50 am

        please and let me know how it goes! i use a mini DSLR :)

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    1. Hanna August 16, 2011 at 5:04 am

      Jamie Oliver, the big guy who doesn’t measure anything he throws on the mixing bowl. I adore him for that!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:05 am

        i cant stand the pretentious tv chefs right? but all chefs are pretentious when you step into their kitchens haha.

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    1. waxswiger August 26, 2011 at 5:13 am

      Hi, can I have your e-mail address? we would like to propose a partnership for you to be our partner writer in http://www.openrice.com.

      Thanks!

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    1. waxswiger August 26, 2011 at 5:15 am

      Hi, how can we contact you? We would like to propose a partnership for you to be our partner writer in http://www.openrice.com. Thanks!

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    1. Juna November 8, 2011 at 11:20 am

      Oh you are a great thinspiration.

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    1. Julie_G December 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      Bonjour Erwan!

      comment allez vous? you have a very nice blog…keep it up! I’m dreaming to be a chef because of you….

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    1. Joy February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Bonjour !
      J’aime bcp votre blog. Comme vous, je suis une “ancienne grosse” et me suis reconciliée avec la bonne cuisine après ma perte de poids.
      Merci bcp pour ces bonnes recettes !

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      1. Erwan February 24, 2012 at 2:54 am

        de rien!

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      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

        merci!!

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    1. michie-tooterchie May 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

      So, I started following your website. Thanks to the creamy scrbled eggs.. I got into your site. So here I am reading your very first post. Haha. Another inspiring story from a 240lbs guy turned 150lbs good looking man. Phew! keep it up! :)

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:30 am

        thank you Michie!

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      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

        im happy you find it useful!

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    1. Missy P July 20, 2012 at 3:11 am

      Hello! I’ve been hearing your blog ever since but I never get to visit it until today. Why? Because when my dear friend asked for my help about losing weight and eating the right amount of food, the first thing that comes up in my mind is your blog. I have a best friend who is around 210lbs and she’s now dying to lose it. And as her very supportive friend, I really wanted to help her. So to be able to inspire her, I sent her your website and she’s now reading it too! It’s her first time too but we both love it! I think we found our new blog obsession. It might takes us for a long day to read all your post but Im sure it will be all worth it.

      Thank you for inspiring us. Keep it up and more power to you!

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      1. Erwan July 31, 2012 at 2:23 am

        Thanks Missy, i hope going through everything wasn’t too boring haha

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      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 8:02 am

        thank you missy

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    1. Eight July 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Hey, nice blog! :)

      I stumbled upon your blog while reading this http://www.pepper.ph/help-us-end-erwan-heussaffs-healthy-tyranny-with-our-big-bacon-blade-down-his-neck/

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      1. Erwan August 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

        haha thanks! love them!

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    1. julia November 8, 2012 at 2:17 am

      YOU really are good huh..love your posts..i added your blog to the list of my favorites..God bless:)

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      1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 3:24 am

        thanks julia

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I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.

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