I used to live in a condo with a one-wall kitchen, but moved into a four-walled kitchen in Nov. 09. Then I downsized a bit to a three-walled kitchen in '15, and that's where I am now.
I invaded cooking school and earned pastry, baking, and culinary certificates. I want to read and edit food writing, even just part-time since I love my current copyediting job. I'd love to be a cookbook/cooking magazine editor (tester and copy editor, even).
I disliked cooking while growing up. It was just another chore, and I’d avoid it, but in college, I volunteered in soup kitchens, and loved it. When I moved into my first apartment and had personal access to a real kitchen, I craved my mom’s Filipino home-cooking. I’d call her a lot so she could walk me through recipes, which I still love cooking. Then, several years ago, I went on the South Beach Diet, lost a lot of weight, but gave up after awhile because the food I liked to cook wasn’t low-carb, and my menus were boring. In 2006, I enrolled in culinary classes and learned a LOT.