Hungry? I know I am!

My appetite for food started when I became vegetarian about 10 years ago. Back then, no one really knew how to accommodate that sort of diet, so I was left to figure it out on my own. Through that, I learned how to create new experiences through food. Growing up in various households exposed me to cultures that were different than my own, as was such through my Japanese family.

After that, I realized that food was a sort of a gateway into understanding the world around me. Food to me represents: art, science, history, geography, and SO much more. I decided that I wanted to know more about different cultures. And without a passport, what better way to do that than with food?

Via working in various kitchens and devouring different cultural cookbooks, I’ve learned how to navigate through the World: one plate at a time.