I grew up in Japan as a Korean and moved to Philadelphia in high school. Throughout my life in Japan I attended an International school where I learned to truly appreciate students from various countries. My exposure to International cuisine from a very young age made me experiment with baking. After working as a social worker for a while, getting married and raising children (who are both young teenagers now) I am finally coming back to practicing what I truly enjoy – baking and cooking (not out of necessity, but to enhance my own creativity).
You might be wondering why I decided to name my blog “Selfish Cooking”… that’s because I bake and cook out of a whim. If something piques my curiosity I have to try it. Many friends ask me or rather drop hints why I don’t bake/cook for them more often – well, that’s because I’m doing this for myself. I felt like I took care of feeding people for a while, and I want to nurture myself; does that make sense?
I am not a professional chef by any means, I am an amateur who just loves to cook! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this blog with me!