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About me - casa gourmand

Welcome to my website !

This website is a collection of my cooking and baking lifestyle, and my recipe book shared with others. 

My blogging history trails back over a decade, in 2007 when I initiated recording my cooking documents through a Japanese blogging site – Ameblo. As the years passed, the site expanded into a bilingual site with  WordPress.com

This cooking site is my third expansion – a continuation of my everyday cooking and creations in an authentic  Japanese (Washoku) style. It is predominantly about cooking and food but with an occasional glimpse of the ‘real life in Tokyo’ – my lifestyle.

My background comes from having spent away from Japan from early childhood, from the Philippines to Ireland and then to Los Angeles. I often wondered how I have grown to become a ‘foodie’ during the course of my life.  

Being born Japanese, I recall my mother showing me ways to prepare and cook meals many from scratch in a Japanese style at  foreign countries. Thereupon realize my current cooking methodology, was strongly influenced by and as a result of my upbringing. 

I hope you may find this website helpful as Japanese cooking is inherently vegan or more or less vegan-friendly. 

You may find my cooking methodology very much influenced by and appreciating the four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter.  

 I hope this site provides a glimpse into a real homemade  Japanese cooking style.