I often ask, "Why do I actually love Food?"
The answer to that is simple, really. It's because most of my fondest memories since I was a child happened over food with people that I love. As much as I love Good Food, it really doesn't matter to me as much as people think it does just because I write a food blog. A good meal to me is really associated with the people that I eat with and not how fancy or expensive my food costs. To me:
Good Food + Good Company makes a GREAT meal
And THAT'S my Food Philosophy no matter where I go, or whoever I'm with. It's also a good reminder for me to look at the bigger picture and not let "bad food" stop me from having a good time with my friends and family.
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All the recipes that you see on this blog are 100% honest and tested (normally twice, at least) before it gets published. I share recipes that I like to eat/cook, which are simple, tasty comfort food (that's easy on the wallets, too).
I can relate a lot to people (especially students) who say that they can't cook at all. After all, it wasn't too long ago that I was like that (or even worse) too. I have never cooked in my entire life, let alone touch raw meat, until I moved to Melbourne a few years back. Basically, the food I used to feed myself and the people that I lived with were nothing short of horrifying. (I'll save those stories for another day...)
Honestly, learning to cook is one of the best things that's ever happened to me and it's changed me in so many ways. I've grown a lot since and I never want to stop learning and trying new things. If you're new to the kitchen, I hope this blog shows you that ANYONE can cook with the help of useful recipes (and step-by-step photos). Good luck!
People often ask me why my reviews are usually so "positive". The reason for that is because I normally have too many restaurants to blog about so I end up picking the ones that I actually enjoy eating at and what I think people might be interested in.
This is generally the case, but not always... It is almost the same as my recipes (where I only share recipes that I enjoy more), which is why the overall tone of this blog can be slightly "cheerful" =)
I don't claim to be a professional critic at all so I can't tell you "what a dish should taste like" but I can happily share "what I like about the dish" based on my own personal experience at that point in time.
This blog is really a celebration of my 3 Favourite F's in Life*: Food, Friends and Family.
I hope that you can find inspiration from what you see on this blog to cook a meal for your loved ones or even give you ideas for where you can ask your friends out for a meal to share life together.
Also, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions about what you see on this blog or even a friendly suggestion for what kinds of recipes/reviews you'd like published on this space. Thanks so much for dropping by.
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