Uncles on Food is written by guys who are literally and figuratively uncles. It’s the figurative sense that means more at this site, of course.
In Singapore, “uncle” is what most kids will call any adult male of about the age of 40 and above. But if you’re a child, then someone who’s an adult male friend of your mum or dad, and about the same age as them, is also an uncle. And that could even be someone in their 20s or 30s.
The Uncles writing here don’t fall into that second category, unfortunately. We’re in our 50s and have no hope of denying we’re in that first category of “uncles”.
Why this blog? The family of one of us asked that question, too. And a daughter in that family ventured a guess – “Mid-life crisis”? The reply of the Uncle (her father) was: “Not unless I’m going to live till over a hundred.”
It’s a bit late at this stage for mid-life crises. Two-thirds-life crisis maybe. No, not a crisis. A new car would have signalled that, perhaps. Not a new blog.
So the question still stands: why this blog? Well, food is our forte. We’re in our 50s and we eat a lot at coffee shops, hawker centres and restaurants. A lot. And we also talk a lot about food. Again, a lot. So instead of just talking among ourselves, we decided to blog about it.
And an uncle is usually thought of as someone who’s older and perhaps more knowledgeable and experienced with some things. In our case, food. So we decided to share our knowledge and experience, and have fun with it.
Hope you think it’s fun, too. Thanks for visiting.