Hey everyone, welcome to Cookmorphosis!
What does Cookmorphosis mean?
The name Cookmorphosis is the combination of two words: cooking and metamorphosis. Back in the day, I wanted to find a super sophisticated name for my blog, which should be challenging for everybody to pronounce as much as possible. Well, that was why the name Cookmorphosis was born.
A little bit about me
I'm Tu, by the way, if you hadn't already seen my name all over the blog (just kidding). This blog started in 2014, years after graduating from college in Stillwater, OK; (with a degree in MIS), and then decided to go to culinary school in Austin, TX. I also went to graduate school in Houston, TX, to pursue an MBA degree (crazy, isn't it? I know).
I accidentally got an awesome internship with two of the most renowned Chefs in Austin during my time in culinary school. I used this opportunity to strengthen my cooking skills and to open doors into the culinary world. After three months of the unpaid internship, they offered me a line cook position. It was my first official cooking job in a professional commercial kitchen. I was over the moon at that time. Words could never describe how happy I was.
It is safe to say most of my cooking skills are learned from this position. I feel so thankful to work with many talented Chefs who have taught me so much helpful knowledge that I can apply throughout my career.
Fast forward, after years of climbing up the ladder in the cooking world and relocating halfway around the world, I was able to become a sous chef and then reached the head chef position in 2019. So please rest assured that every single recipe uploaded on this blog was well tested with a professional mindset.
As of 2021, this blog has been officially my full-time job. After many years of debating what my career path should look like, I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of sharing my culinary adventures and cooking knowledge with everyone everywhere.
I am also thankful for my MIS degree which has helped me to build and maintain every technical aspects behind this blog.
I live with my long-time boyfriend/partner and ten cats in Vietnam. At least once a year, we travel back to Houston, TX, to meet up with our friends, eat crawfish (I'm crazy about Cajun food, guys), and explore any new restaurant in town. Before Covid, we also like to travel around Asia 3 to 4 times a year to dive into as many restaurants' adventures as possible.
Initially, the blog was just a place for me to record what I cooked for the day and what new recipes I had discovered over the weekend. Today, it's home to over 200 easy-to-follow recipes (and keeps counting). Besides many well-crafted recipes, you'll find many helpful cooking tips, FAQs, and real-life troubleshooting tips (Hint: check the comments section, they are GOLD).
You can connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest. If you ever made any of my recipes, please don't forget to rate it, and don't hesitate to tag me (also add a hashtag #cookmorphosis, maybe?) to let me know how it went. Both good and bad constructed feedback are always welcome.
If you have more questions about recipes, cooking techniques, kitchen tips, culinary school, or chef's life, feel free to email me at email@example.com.