When I was 10 or 11 years old I passed by some restaurants in downtown Seoul, Korea and remember wishing that when I grow up, I want to be rich enough to eat whatever I want anywhere in the world. That's how I started measuring the success in life... "Eating Well". It's not that we were poor but I was rather obsessed with food. I'm a relatively thin person and people are often surprised by how much I can eat and still stay thin. I'm thankful for having a high metabolism!
Thankfully, I have been fortunate enough to travel throughout the world over the years with my husband Carlos. Along the way we have made many friends who we had many great meals with. This has enriched my life by 10 fold. I'm not sure how common this is, but I always remember a place by the meal I ate at that location. My husband always asks me "How do you remember that"? But I do with such a clarity... it just comes naturally to me. The most pleasant memories of my life involve food.
I remember when I was in elementary school, how I looked forward to going home to eat what my mom prepared for lunch or dinner. Growing up as an only child, my mom made sure that I ate the best food she could provide and still does at her age of 88! At one point in my life, I remember thinking "I live to eat" and not the other way around. I used to plan what i'm going to eat for dinner while eating lunch. If you think about it, how many truly joyful moments do you have in life? For me, many of those moments are eating exceptionally good food.These days, I've been eating out more than cooking. And I always get excited to hear and share about great restaurants and recipes I can try. Here we are on the journey of finding, sharing, and enjoying life thru great food! Cheers to our wonderful food life!

10 Q&A's

How would you best describe your style of eating/ cooking?
Slow eater ( I’m always the last one on the table) / easy cooking with the most flavor I can create.

What section of the grocery store do you most look forward to shop?
Fruits and Vegetables.

If you could plan the perfect birthday dinner for yourself, what would it be?
I would want to have a best seafood buffet table in the world.

Which chef would you like to cook with in the kitchen?
Kristen Kish, Winner of Top Chef, season 10. Not just because she is a great chef but also she seems like a fun person to be around with and has a good outlook on things.

If health and weight were not a concern, what meal would you most indulge in?

What foods do you look forward to each season?
Summer: Gazpacho and Ceviche
Autumn: Butternut Squash Soup
Winter: Seafood Soup
Spring: Nothing comes to mind…

Three foods you could easily live without?
Duck, Lamb, and  Foie gras.

Three foods you could never live without?
Kimchee, Shellfish, and Sushi

What makes you smile?

What's the life lesson so far?
Be present: looking back, it seems like so many great moments have passed by me without realizing it.
Be positive: positive attitude takes you a long way. It's also contagious to others. Spread the energy!
Be grateful: for what you have, it keeps you grounded and focused

From our partner: LO+JUNE

From our partner: LO+JUNE
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