My name is Rocío and this is my blog about learning how to cook.
This blog began as a class project in early September 2010. The assignment was meant to push us from simply being viewers online, to becoming creators. Immediately, I knew I wanted to chronicle my experiences in the kitchen. It was an opportunity to combine two things I love (food + photography) and to share my path to learning about both.
My culinary influences are as confused as my upbringing. I am the daughter of a Spanish mother and an American father. The majority of my pre-college years were spent in Brazil with a prelude in Maryland and Mexico, and an intermission in Virginia. I ended up graduating high school in Brazil and then moving to Ohio to attend The Ohio State University. While I was in college, my parents moved to Seoul, Korea and during my second year, I had the opportunity to take a quarter off to visit them. As a result of these experiences, I have a profound love of Spanish, Brazilian, and Korean food.
After I finished my bachelor’s degree, I moved to North Carolina with mi pelirojo (a.k.a. Ian). He finished Grad School and then we got married! In July 2010, we moved from Durham to Raleigh and have been loving the adventure. The vast range of culinary treasures in this area continues to astound me. It is such a wonderful place to learn about food and the different ways you can manipulate basic ingredients.
Together with my family, friends, and fellow food bloggers, I hope to get as much out of this experience as possible. It may have started as a project, but it is undoubtedly become a delicious hobby!
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