My name is John Michael. This is my blog. I write about the enjoyment of food, drink, and travel. These are some of my favorite things in the world. They are what I think life is truly about. To me there is nothing better than sharing a good drink, a fine meal, or going somewhere and doing something totally new and exciting. I love red meats, stinky cheeses, whiskey, cured meats, and sausages.I like firearms, hunting and the outdoors, mostly because they afford me wild meats and fish. I love seafood. I could, if dared to, live entirely on raw oysters and crab meat. I am married and my wife makes some of the most amazing baked goods ever. I also have a parrot. His name is Mr. Smee and he makes me feel like a pirate of sorts. Hopefully you enjoy my writings.