1.11.2007

An About...

After a reader recently asked me about my profession and how I started cooking, I thought it would be a good idea to tell you a little bit more about myself since the profile on the side doesn't do much. I was almost done writing the long post yesterday, then POOF. All gone in one fatal click. Doh!

So here it is again...

I had a few cookbooks in college but didn't cook much back then except for some easy Korean recipes, turkey sandwiches, and pasta with jarred tomato sauce. Otherwise college was filled with much junk food, take-out, burritos, burgers, beer. However I watched FoodTV obsessively though.

After moving back home I finally started to cook more. Having a job, a nice kitchen to cook in, and Boy the willing taster was motivating. I think the first dish I ever cooked for Boy was Seared Beef Carpacccio with Arugula, Balsamic & Parmesan. Cooking became a hobby for me.

Then early 2005 I discovered the food blogging community! This was pretty much food-life-changing. I didn't even know what blogging was before then and I had no idea there was an actual community of people so passionate about food and madly driven to cook and eat delicious dishes. Food blogging and loving to cook is probably one of the best things that's happened to me.

But I didn't know if I myself could have a blog, being technology-averse and a cooking-newbie. Also writing never being my forte in school. Who the hell would read it anyways? Well I started one anyways I am so glad I did because I've discovered so many great blogs.

Thank you readers for keeping my blog alive and motivating me to cook and write! :D

24 comments:

natasha said...

what a tease! you and your two-worded post... :P

yoony said...

hi natasha,

so wierd! i was just writing an email to you explaining that my stupid blog is broken. only the title posts. i thought you might be checking.:/ don't worry paris is coming up soon, hopefully this weekend!

*sorry to the anonymous commentor! my blog is broken and your very nice comment became the victim of an unsuccessful attempt at republishing the post. but thank you for your kind words! that's what keeps me going. :)

Chubbypanda said...

Hi.

KirkK said...

Bummer! I miss your posts Yoony! Happy New Year.....

yoonyang said...

Me hates your work. Sawee yoony.

justinsloe said...

h o o r a y ! for new words

I am happy taster

natasha said...

As many of your blog readers (who are also my friends) know, I can't cook a lick--I can hardly microwave a Stouffers TV dinner for that matter. But I know good food what I taste it, and know when something is impeccably presented.

So i can't begin to tell you how consistently impressed I am with everything you whip up--you have real culinary talent, lady. Those little grilled cheese finger sandwiches today--I think you described them as being made with harissa sauce and goat butter--were a prime example. They were too yummy for words!

If you ever decide to leave the corporate world, I'm positive you'll find immense success as a chef.

han nah said...

hey...you finally updated..YES!

yoony said...

hello everyone~! thanks again for keeping up with my blog even when i've been really lazy with updating. :)

and tash, thanks for your kind words woman! glad you enjoy my food. if you ever feel like learning a few yummy things let me know. or i can just make more grilled cheese sandwiches for you. :)

natasha said...

actually one of my goals for 2007 is to learn how to cook. And this may sound like a throw-back to the 1950s, but now that I'm engaged, I'm thinking seriously about how I need to learn, not necessarily for Brett (he'll just have to deal) but for the kids we're going to have someday! i want them to eat healthfully.

i was lucky to have grown up without fast-food in my house, and both of my parents are long-time vegetarians (my dad's been one for over 30 years) and i want to bring up my kids with the the same diet.

i'll stop being gross engaged lady now.

:D

yoony said...

hi gross engaged lady~! jk. anytime you feel like you wanna start cookin ill be there to help you if you want. i am quite fond of vegetables and lil bt juniors need their nutrition! :D

one of my goals for 2007 is to eat healthier and get in better shape. but also find more delicious restaurants. opposing goals, aren't they...

Chubbypanda said...

Mmm... Sweet satisfaction. Panda like story.

Santos said...

i started drinking again when i met you. did you know up until that point i hadn't had a drink in like...um, 12 years maybe? don't worry, i wasn't an alcoholic or anything, that's not what kept me from drinking :D anyway, now that i've totally freaked you out, just wanted to say hitachino nest white ale is awesome! and i hope to read your blog for years to come, it has really evolved yet always remains very appealing.

yoony said...

omg santos i had no idea you hadn't drank for so long!!! i hope your cocktail at hungry cat was worth it! hitachino nest white ale is awesome and i love their graphics. the little owl is so cute. have you tried the classic ale by any chance?

did you know your blog was one of the first ones i started reading? i was and am still so impressed by your photography and all the delicious food you write about. i had no idea guam was so delicious. and also that it's the biggest consumer of spam! :D

han nah said...

my goal for 3 years has been to cook too tash....i'm going to try again this year. i also grew up eating quite healthy but now, it's a different story...

yoony-i know what you mean about eating healthy and trying more restaurants....

oh btw: honestly i thought hawaii was the biggest consumer of spam...i hate to admit it but there are some times in life where I crave for spam..esp in my kimchi fried rice...

One Food Guy said...

Hi, great post. I found the food blogging community last summer. Lots of LA food bloggers, not me though. I'm in Boston. Happy Eating!

lorelei said...

hey susan!! syl showed me your blog and i am blown away! i will truly go home and check out some more of what you've got.

by teh way, the photos look incredible and i am getting hungry just looking at them (i, too, LOVE watching hte food network and am constantly inspired by what i'm watching!!)

anyway awesome job and i'll be in contact again soon (i'm at work right now and shouldn't be checking out websites at this moment in time).

-lorelei
(check me out as well.. lalaboo.vox.com)

Deke Babamoto said...

Uhhh, what kind o' camera does immaeatchu use? yer shots are grate.

susan said...

hi deke,

thanks! and i use a canon powershot.

Anonymous said...

While reading through your profile I kept wondering when the "I graduated from culinary school" line would show up.
As a graduate myself, a line cook who worked several jobs in high end restaurants including studio restaurant in laguna beach at the montage, and a fellow korean... I'd have to say, many of your creations are A+++ Creative and clean.

Maybe we can share recipes sometime. email at wheelookatme@hotmail.com keep up the good cooking

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody,
i'm an italian guy who loves very much cooking particularly japanese...I found this very nice blog lately and I post this because i really need some help. I'm coming to L.A for business (I'm a wineproducer) and i'd like very much to buy japanese items (tableware, cookware and foods) they are really hard to find here in Italy...is there anyone that can tell me where i can go (I know Mitsuwa for esample)?
many many many thanks
max

dmtran said...

I saw your image of the polenta on Google Images. It looks really yummy! Like something from Chez Panisse!

susan said...

hello anonymous wineproducer,
if you go to little toyko which is next to downtown los angeles, there are plenty of shops around there. here is a link to a few stores but if you walk around you should be able to more places.
http://losangeles.citysearch.com/yellowpages/directory/Los_Angeles_CA/110/page1.html?query=little+tokyo

thanks dmtran! i love chez panisse. :)

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