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About me - casa gourmand

Welcome to my website !

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


My blogging history trails back to over a decade,  2007 when I initiated recording my cooking documents through a Japanese blogging site – Ameblo


As I grew ambitious, the site expanded into a bilingual site with  WordPress.com


This cooking blog site is my third expansion – continuing to document my everyday cooking and creations in a authentic but current  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 to realize my current cooking methodology, strongly influenced by and as a result of my upbringing. 


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


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


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