I’m Monique and I’m from New Zealand and now live in New York City. I wanted to start documenting my time here so this blog combines my love of food, photography and travel. And don’t forget the recipes! I love to bake in my spare time, so I’ll be sharing those on here too. I’ve been living here for 4 years and I’m now food-obsessed. I think it has a lot to do with the huge amount of choice we have here in this amazing city. Anything your heart desires, at any time of day, is available for your eating pleasure. I actually put on 10 pounds in the first couple of months after moving here. Cupcakes, ice cream, pizza, deep-fried oreos….you name it, I ate it. The funny thing is, I used to be a lot more picky with my food choices back in New Zealand. I wouldn’t eat raw fish (I used to order chicken sushi!) and I’d never liked mussels…..but now I love both. I wanted to start this blog to let others know where to go to get food that’s lip-smacking good. Food that you can’t help but take a photo of. Food that you want to rave about. So here it is.  My friends tease me for all the sugar I consume. I’ll be the first to admit I’m always on the lookout for a dessert or cake I haven’t tried. I say everything in moderation! Even if that moderation means every day.

I hope you find Lip-Smacking Food informative and that it maybe inspires you to try something you might not have thought of trying before.

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