My name is Ian and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. My interest in food began when I was a kid watching cooking shows with my mother and watching her and my grandmother cook. The interest became more serious after having a roommate who inspired me to try new things and really understand the processes and science behind the cooking.

The intent of this blog is to be a platform where I keep record of my adventures through food, whether they are exploring the recipes of others, making my own, or learning about food science. Furthermore, this blog aims to promote the philosophy that meals don’t need to be expensive to be wholesome and rewarding.

Aside from food, my other interests are backpacking, fly fishing, gaming and reading.