Inspiration for Writing Memorable Dishes

After having my second child, I quit my full-time job as a multimedia/web graphics/design person to take care of my family. When I started taking culinary classes at George Brown College and posting food pictures on Facebook, people suggested that I write a blog. At that time, I wasn’t too keen on the idea. Part of the reason I pursued cooking was to do something that I was passionate about. But also to do something more social rather than sitting in front of the computer all day.

Nevertheless, my view on writing a blog has since changed. On one particular day, I was browsing through the food section of the library. I usually look through that section to see which cookbooks interest me. Not only were there recipe-oriented books, but there were also food-related books that were not cookbooks. The first book I picked up was Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and Their Journey from East to West by Helen Tse. It is a very heart-warming story about three generations of women and their journeys through life that are somehow, intertwined by food. I was very touched by their story. Reading Tse’s book inspired me to write a blog that is connected by food but meaningful as well. The idea of Memorable Dishes was conceived!

I have combined my passion for cooking, my experience in graphics (and being a fairly tech-savvy person) to create this blog. In between taking care of my family, culinary classes, working part-time from home, volunteering at my kids’ school, and having our third child, it has been a year since the idea came into fruition. Finally, I am ready to launch my blog. Hope you enjoy reading it and that you recollect your own Memorable Dishes you’ve eaten or created!


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