from: seattle, wa
current city: san francisco, ca
in search of good food, good drink, good company
this is my attempt to explore, capture & share good experiences.
the development of my blog continues to grow -
beginning with its main theme of eating around seattle and then expanding into sharing my exploration of my home, the pacific northwest, places i’ve lived and traveled – and how eating through cities is one of the best ways to experience cultures. seattle is an amazing city of culinary awesomeness – individuality, agriculture, diversity, simplicity, complexity, ideas – my tastebuds are lucky to call seattle home.
a recent development is a movement towards homemade – learning how to cook for myself. i’m just beginning this venture of cooking through recipes – and i simply want to document for myself and share with other food-lovers and beginning cooks! if i can do it, you can do it, too – seriously.
anyone who has ever known me, knows that i don’t cook.
i grew up in a home with a mother who is an incredible cook, self-taught and capable – from traditional chinese dishes for the family to her own exploration of western foods as she adapted to life in the states. essentially, my mom’s family is one who just seriously loves to eat – while we’re eating, we talk about what we’ve eaten recently that’s awesome, what we’re eating right now, what we’re going to eat next and then we keep eating.
and among all this eating i, of course, made the same mistake that countless others have – i didn’t learn how to cook from my mother when i lived at home. and honestly, much of the reason being was that i didn’t want to. i didn’t see the value or the love in cooking. what i saw, was a wife who cooked because she had to, who was busy working a long day and had to come home to cook, as if it was a wife’s duty. of course, she loved to cook, loved feeding her children – but it was routine then and tiresome. and it confused me – my mom taught me to be independent, be stronger – and i had somehow made the association that having to cook for the home was not that, not an enjoyable thing, but what was being forced on a wife to do. and i wasn’t going to be that way. and so i completely ignored the idea of cooking, of being ‘a woman in the kitchen’.
now – call it what you will, i know it is many silly things (i.e. ridiculous, some sort of 2nd generation, traditional chinese and american-western collision of culture, ‘man and wife’ issue, etc).
but then i grew up a little bit more and my mom, still being the incredible independent woman she is, began to share with me all the love of food, eating & dining out, cooking – the tastes, traditions, techniques, and the absolute joy of feeding yourself and others.
and i’m running with it – because i’ve always loved food and have seriously been blessed with good food, good drink and good company.
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, many thanks to the Yummly community for my Yummly certification!