Have you ever found yourself broke and hungry? Have you ever found yourself stressed out and have no outlet? Well, that was me in a nutshell 4 years ago. I was over worked, under paid and going through a heavy amount of stress. What did I do? I threw myself into the kitchen. I began cooking grandma's recipes. Hearty southern Louisiana foods I remember (don't know how) from my childhood. Than I dabbled in asian, korean and vietnamese foods and fell in love with it. Since, I was mostly living paycheck to paycheck I had to be super creative in the kitchen. Long story short through my many years of redefining southern cooking and my love for Asian foods I figured out I have a real passion for cooking. I love recreating foods I hear about, see on TV or read about. I love to make up my own recipes, and deconstruct recipes from cookbooks. It's like being my own personal chopped contestant in my kitchen. I got the title chef from my friends, family and colleagues. I have fed crowds, thrown holiday dinners and whipped up some goodies for strangers. I consider myself a culinary enthusiast. I own over 60+ cookbooks ranging from Anthony Bourdain to David Chang and from Julia Child to Rachelle Ray, I own it! I love creating dishes and feeding people. The most addicting, steady thing in my life is food. I am not ashame of it. By throwing myself into cookbooks and recreated famous dishes to pinterest pins I have found a passion in me that I never knew existed. Cooking has made my life better, it has given me something that nothing else can give me. Cooking releases my mind and body to play and create dishes that put smiles on people faces. I love to cook. I love to create. I believe this is a beginning of a beautiful love affair.