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Hello,

In celebration of the Foodie Adventurer's 300th event on the 30th of October 2016, i wanted to share a story with the group. I wrote this story before i had met a single Foodie Adventurer, before a single event had been written...

It was the early days, when we hadn't even eaten a meal. To me, you were all a bunch of random strangers, who shared a passion for food, travel and a sense of adventure! :)

My Original Story (March 2014)

"Sharing a bottle of wine and food with a bunch of strangers, swapping stories of the good old days.... by the end of the night, you will feel like part of the neighbourhood.

Strangers have become neighbours, neighbours have become friends. It's like you have known each other for a long time.

How far The Foodie Adventurers have come in just 2 years and 7 months! Happy 300th Birthday on the 30th of October 2016. :)

The Sokyo Dinner Event: http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/events/234912734/

The Photos: http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27386517

Instagram Tribute - Happy 300th event: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMK5W6egFUb/

Happy Foodie Memories

It's certainly been an EPIC journey, running the Foodie Adventurers Meetup group. So many happy memories, conversations, laughter and friendships have been shared.

EPIC Foodie Adventures here we come...

300 events later, the Foodie Adventurers are feeling fat, happy and excited for more! Even before our meal has finished.. people are already asking me... when and where are we going next?? ;)

So much so, it has inspired me to do something creative with my photos too. Yes, it's finally time for me to actively embrace the wonderful world of Instagram.

My Instagram Alias is called The Foodie Adventurist.

Check out my Instagram Gallery on the link below. http://imgrab.com/instagram/thefoodieadventurist/2012076084/

Living an exciting life as #one_epicfoodieadventure Where in the World will The Foodie Adventurers Meetup take us next? 🍎🍴✈️🌇🍜🍰

#one_epicfoodieadventure (http://imgrab.com/tags/one_epicfoodieadventure/)

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The Happiness Food Project

Our 200th event celebration on the 21st of November 2015, was the start of The Foodie Adventurer's Happiness Food Project.

The Photos: http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26549247

The background: http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/events/227221273/

Inspired by YOUR stories, i have created a Storyology, for a trip down Memory Lane. This collection of handwritten stories, are written by you, based on your Foodie Adventures.

Thank you for sharing your lovely stories and words of support. Your kind words, have done more than you can ever imagine... You have helped inspire another 100 events in just 11 short months and even started an Instagram Hashtag called #one_epicfoodieadventure (http://imgrab.com/tags/one_epicfoodieadventure/)

The Time Capsule

I hope these personal stories, will help inspire you to do something amazing in your life, whether it is trying new foods for the first time or exploring the wonders of the world...

From my own personal experience, i know that anything is possible, as long as you are passionate about what you do! :)

The Happiness Food Project - Your Letters from the Time Capsule 21/11/15

The Collection of Letters - http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27364933

The Slideshow - http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/photos/

Group Review Stories - http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/about/comments/?op=all

The Full Collection of letters, contains 30 handwritten letters. Here are some of the highlights from your personal stories. :)

There was even a song about Pina Colada's called ESCAPE by Rupert Holmes.

This song always puts a smile on my face. Love it!

The Pina Colada Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TazHNpt6OTo

Amy aka 'The Foodie Adventurist'

Living & Loving Life as One Epic Foodie Adventure

If you ever wondered what it's like, to live life as One Epic Foodie Adventure, then here is a sneak peak into my private food galleries for 2016.

It is filled with 100 Sweet & Savouries Memories... which will make you excited (and very hungry!!!) for more. ;)

Amy's 2016 Dessert Gallery - 100 Sweet Memories

http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26946651

Amy's 2016 Savoury Gallery - Top 100 Dishes

http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27362392

Thank You

I would like to thank all the lovely people who have shown their support over the last couple of years.

Whether you are new to the group or a regular foodie, it's always great to see so many happy smiling faces at the dinner table. :)

Looking forward to sharing many more wonderful memories, laughs and conversations, on this EPIC journey called The Foodie Adventurers.

Cheers

Amy

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Community Board (Feb 2015)

The Story of the Foodie Adventurer's Humble Beginnings

Hello Foodie Adventurers,

There are many food quotes which reference 'Apples'... but this version of My Apple Story, is the story of OUR humble foodie beginnings, before 'day dot' first began for the Foodie Adventurers Meetup...

My Story is called

The Apple which stole my heart and inspired the start of many Foodie Adventures :)

Every great story starts with Tragedy, a Twist of Fate, dare i say an 'Intervention?' and Food Glorious Food of course. :)

My Fate with The Big Apple

I took a couple months off work in early 2014, when my Grandma was first diagnosed with terminal cancer. The beginning of this story, started with a Family Tragedy and The Big C.

I wasn't working at the time. It was a random twist of fate, which brought me to 'The Big Apple' one day. I had just signed up that morning to a free talk at the Apple Store. I happened to be the girl sitting in the front row...

The Apple Store had invited General Assembly to speak about 'Online Communities'. Yes, this Apple did steal my heart that day, with some inspired story telling about 'People' and 'Building Communities'.

Then came the "Intervention"

Feeling excited, inspired and passionate about a new cause (which was NOT the Big C)... the next day, i decided i wanted to start my own online community.

Then came the "Foodie Intervention" from my friend Kelly... If i'm going to run a group, she said it had to be about FOOD!!

To be honest, the idea of running my own food group always exhausted me. I knew there was so much work involved. It was easier to just say NO.

In hindsight, it would have taken me thousands of hours to get to this stage, where i am writing this story about a Simple Apple. Irony has become reality. How time flies when it comes to food...

Hmmm... is this what foodie fate had intended for my next trip to the Big Apple?? ;)

Yes, apparently so.... the next day i wrote my first story about Food and People.

"Sharing a bottle of wine and food with a bunch of strangers, swapping stories of the good old days.... by the end of the night, you will feel like part of the neighbourhood.

Strangers have become neighbours, neighbours have become friends. It's like you have known each other for a long time."

The name of this Meetup Group was easy to decide. To me, food without adventure, would be a boring life. Hence, how we got our name THE FOODIE ADVENTURERS. :)

Then came our world foodie travels, via the Where in the World are we Eating series

The background: http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/events/222429582/

And then the celebration of our Happy 200th Foodie event on the 21st of November 2015.

The 200th Event Photos: http://www.meetup.com/The-Foodie-Adventurers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26549247

"The Apple which stole my heart and inspired the start of many Foodie Adventures" is a personal journey. It was the beginning and the end for this Foodie... :)

How do you like them Apples?

Every time i walk past the Apple Store, i feel a bit sentimental. In a twist of fate, FOOD found me in the form of an 'Apple'. :)

Nowadays, you will see me with my Trusty iPhone 6 taking happy snaps of food at our many dinners. Thanks to 'The Apple', food photography is something that i love to do.

Food Photography

Japanese food is my favourite cuisine. These photos were taken on the fly with my iPhone 6, during my Japanese Foodie Adventures at Sokyo, Sake and Japaz.

Sokyo Breakfast - Apple Juice served in Tokkuri Sake Flasks

Sokyo Breakfast - Spicy Salmon Udon

White miso roasted salmon, onsen tomago, crab, wakame, enoki, udon noodles, spicy miso dashi.

Sake Restaurant - Gindara saikyo-yaki caramalised | miso marinated “Glacier 51” toothfish

Japaz Restaurant - Edamame Beans

Japaz Restaurant - Grilled Caramelised Scallops with butter

Sake Restaurant - Master kobe confit of wagyu | wagyu croquettes | braised spinach shiitake mushrooms | teriyaki | anticucho sauce

Sake Restaurant - Sashimi tacos tuna | salmon sashimi filled baby tacos | chilled tomato salsa | kozaemon junmai ‘sake shots’

Nowadays, when i think of the Big C, i think of a BIG COMMUNITY WITH LOTS OF FOOD. Sharing is caring. :)

Thank you for coming along on this foodie adventure with me.

Cheers

Amy