Growing up, my family was always cooking, my mom, my dad, my brother. . food was definitely a family affair. My parents both worked full-time and were small business owners, so we rarely ate dinner together as a complete family (on the weeknights) but we almost always ate Sunday breakfast, lunch & dinner together. My dad taught us to always clean off our plates and to not waste food. This is probably why I was a very chubby (ok, fat) kid. I was surrounded by delicious food, and not just Korean food, all the time.
Surprisingly, I never really enjoyed cooking until after I got married. I needed to expand my culinary repertoire (or lack thereof) so I started collecting recipes from all these cooking magazines I had (I worked at an ad agency so had the hook-up!) and just started cooking. After many, many failed attempts, nights where we had to toss out food and order pizza, 2, maybe 3 small kitchen and toaster oven fires . . I feel like I have my groove.
Now, I love cooking and I’m definitely still learning. . Am I gourmet? No. Am I 100% organic? No. But I do try to buy most things organic and fresh local ingredients when I can.
At the end of 2013, our family moved to the great state of Wisconsin and now we are living in Madison. I hear there is a fabulous Farmer’s Market here so I can’t wait for the Spring. And hello?! I’m in America’s Dairyland now. . home of Wisconsin Cheese. How happy am I?
I hope you find some inspiration here and mostly, good recipes that you will want to try in your kitchen. Thank you for stopping by!
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