Hello and welcome to my blog!
Cooking Therapy is a place where I can share my personal stories around food as well as provide a source of inspiration for the every day home cook. The food I love to cook comes from my experience as a Chinese/Vietnamese American growing up in LA. Some of the recipes you will find here are traditional Chinese and Vietnamese dishes I inherited from my mom and grandma. Others will be from my experience living in the diverse communities of LA and San Francisco. While different, all of this food is made with love. 🙂 I am excited to share my stories with you, and I sincerely hope you will share yours with me.
I am a California girl through and through. I was born and raised in LA. I then moved to San Francisco after spending 4 years in the Bay Area for college. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the food to the people to the diverse communities, SF was a dream for me because it was honestly just so…me! SF is quirky, weird, and innovative, and I felt like I found my place there. After a few years, I finally felt it was time to make my way back to LA which is where I live now!
Food blogging is actually not my full time job. My day job is in tech. I work full time as a Product Manager at a small tech company. I am definitely a self-proclaimed nerd. Building software products is something I am as passionate about as cooking. When I am not cooking or working, you can usually find me at the nearest beach, working up a sweat in my boxing class, or getting lost in a book.
The first time I ever cooked for myself was during my sophomore year in college. Needless to say, it was an absolute disaster. I had no idea what to do, so I consulted an expert – my mom. I have come a long way since then, but it is still a learning process everyday. Many of my cooking experiences are successes but many more are failures. Through this blog, I hope to make cooking seem a little less intimidating by sharing both the good and bad from my experiences.
Thank you for stopping by and being a small part of this crazy food journey.