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 hard 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 back in 2014, years after I graduated 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 renown 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 3 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 learnt from this position. I feel so thankful to work with so many talented Chefs, who have taught me so much useful knowledge that I'm able to apply along the way of my career.
Fast forward, after years of climbing up the ladder in the cooking world and relocating half way around the world, I was able to become a sous chef and then reached the head chef position in 2019. So please rest assure, every single recipe uploaded on this blog was well tested with a professional mind set.
As of 2021, this blog has been officially my full time job. After many years 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 currently live with my long time boyfriend/partner and 9 cats in Vietnam. At least once a year, we travelled back to Houston, TX to meet up with our friends, to eat crawfish (I'm crazy about Cajun food guys), and to explore any new restaurant in town. Prior to Covid, we also like to travel around Asia 3 to 4 times a year to dive into as many restaurants adventure as possible.
Originally, the blog was just a place for myself 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 useful cooking tips, FAQs, and many 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 recipe, 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 question about recipes, cooking techniques, kitchen tips, culinary school, chef's life, feel free to email me at email@example.com.