Culinary Biography

Hello my name is Andrew Via I’m currently a culinary student at George Brown College.

V, A. Andrew. Digital image. N.p., 17 Sept. 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015

V, A. Andrew. Digital image. N.p., 17 Sept. 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015

So after attending York University for economics and Humber College for accounting i realized that is wasn’t for me at all. I decided i wanted to do something that i enjoyed and was passionate about and for me thats always been cooking and baking. I grew up spending my summers with my grandparents so i learned to really love food from them, whether that was making the fresh sauce and gnocchi with my nonna or the ramen noodles and sushi with my grandfather i was always in the kitchen. As i got older i started to dabble in a little more baking at one point even taking some cake decorating classes with my mom. Cooking and food in general has always played such a important role in my life its why i want to be a chef.

I don’t think cooking should have to be one of those things that takes hours to prepare or are so complicated that you need special training to make the food taste good. When it comes to my personal philosophy for cooking its very basic, i believe cooking should be simple and quick for the most part. Nothings worse than cooking this meal that takes 3hours and having to spend another 3 cleaning up, cooking should and doesn’t have to be hard or complicated.

V, A. Pork and pineapple taco from Grand Electric. Digital image. Instagram. N.p., 13 June 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.

V, A. Pork and pineapple taco from Grand Electric. Digital image. Instagram. N.p., 13 June 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.

Truong, Stephanie. Bao Down. Digital image. Instagram. N.p., 12 May 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.

Truong, Stephanie. Bao Down. Digital image. Instagram. N.p., 12 May 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.

Starting this blog i really hope to  explore more food concepts and ideas, maybe find discover stuff i didn’t know or think i would like. It’s a lot about self exploration here find what i really want to do and the direction i want to take it. Blogging to me is having a voice but at the same time its about reflection and figuring things out you might not have seen, so thats what I’m hoping to accomplish.

“I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure”
― Anthony BourdainKitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Reneekemps.com is one of my favourite blogs to follow. There are a few reasons why i like this blog first because its actually responsive so it works on phones and tablets, i read a lot on devices that are not my computer so having that function makes me happy. I’m also a big believer in less is usually more and she delivers that with a very simple and clean look.  A little blurb about why she’s making it or a sneak peak into the article, and the most important part a beautiful bright full of colour photo. We are very visual people so when you see the pictures on her blog it makes you want to make those dishes because they are nice. There are a few things that i would change is the search bar i don’t like how its at the end because a lot of us don’t scroll to the end. i would also make the font on the preview blurbs slightly bigger, i love how small and light it is but there is a accessibility issue with it being that way.