Hoosier + Golden Bear = HooBears.
In San Francisco by way of Chicago and New York.
I’ve always loved food. Growing up, my parents (Vietnamese refugees) grew vegetables and raised snails and rabbits in our backyard in the suburbs of San Francisco. Though I was never afraid of the kitchen, I spent most of my 20s eating out instead of cooking. I started this blog when I was a grad student in Chicago with more time than money and couldn’t afford to eat out as much. I found myself in a gorgeous kitchen with the time and inspiration to explore cooking (it also helped that you can’t really be outside half of the year) and a boyfriend (now husband) from the Midwest with limited culinary experience but an adventurous palate. I wanted to document what I made so that I wouldn’t forget (which I’m prone to do).
Now, I’m back in San Francisco working a full-time job. This time, I have the money to buy the local produce I want and hopefully can make the time to cook as much as I can with the help of my trusty sous chef, Joel.
This blog is intended to replace the food-stained notebooks my mom always had in the kitchen. Not all entries have recipes. Some may include notes on changes I made to remind me how to replicate something in the future.