Many of Beethoven's most admired works were composed when he was almost totally deaf. I have Ulcerative Colitis an often debilitating gastrointestinal disorder. Whenever possible I seek out culinary adventures that I engrain in my palate's memory. My relationship with food is complex. What should I eat? Can I tolerate it? I crave it. What do I want to eat? I believe that by having the ability to both eat and enjoy eating taken away at times in my life has resulted in a deeper relationship with food. Flavours, scents and textures. I treasure each bite. I enjoy each moment of bliss. Beauty is fleeting, memories are timeless.