"Mise en place" (pronounced Meez ahn plahs) is the term used in professional kitchens for the organizing and arranging of ingredients. It translates directly from French as,
"putting in place".
I like to think it also describes the time in one's life when one must discard all things that no longer have meaning, and put in place all those pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will eventually reveal the grand picture of a life righteously lived. For me, that time has come.
After almost a decade as a model agent in both Sydney and Los Angeles, at the age of thirty-five, I've decided to forego fashion and follow my passion - food.
This is my story, unfolding real-time as you scroll down. May my journey - in good times and in bad - inspire you to put your things in place.