Food and wine, either individually or in tandem, may occasionally be exquisite and hopefully be eloquent. The eloquence of food is a new concept in that up until now I have not thought of the possibilities in treating food, more so engaging food as something which may be eloquent. And yet like the picture and the thousand words, a dish, a composition of ingredients is more often more eloquent than the prose used to describe it. Furthermore, the term eloquence with regard to dining and cooking engages me to truly understand ingredients and how they may be combined. As great writers and orators capture audiences with words so do chefs with the combinations of ingredients, flavors textures and tastes. I have come to the conclusion that chefs are given many devices with which to tell stories, it is the acts of combining and integrating them which leads to the eloquence of food.