The Hungry Host

Welcome! I’m your hungry host, Linda. I come from a culture where sharing a meal makes you friends, and cooking a meal together makes you family. And of course, just isn’t a meal isn’t a meal without rice! So I invite you to join my virtual family of recipe hounds and home cooks who are just looking for something delicious to serve their families.

I started this journey in 2008 when I followed my military husband to the United Kingdom. The site grew, swelling with recipes and food information – until it crashed and was lost to cyber-space in 2014. So, this is TheHungryHost, version 2 – and I hope it will grow just as well as the first site.

Filipino food on a Transatlantic cruise thanks to the awesome staff

Filipino food on a Transatlantic cruise thanks to the awesome staff

To give you a bit of background information about myself: I was born to Filipino parents in the United States. We moved to Montreal, Canada when I was in grade school. As I was growing up, my mother and grandmother schooled me in Filipino cooking, and my dad in baking. I got married, and we trekked across Canada and overseas, living in Victoria, Barrie, Edmonton and Aldershot. I have two boys, one toddler and one infant, and I love them to bits – even though it’s been really hard to keep the house clean for two minutes, and practically impossible to lose that extra weight (I’m working on it, really)!

My boys

My beautiful baby boys

I’m a teacher by trade, and I have a Master’s in Education.I love children’s movies, young adult fiction, anime, going to church, and the idea of being a work-from-home mum. I write for fun and for money, but what I love most is cooking for my friends and family. We’ve been known to throw huge buffets for 60 people and intimate coursed dinner parties for 8-10 friends. But more often than not, we just like to welcome people into our home for warm conversation and food cooked with love and care.

A dream come true; on safari in Kenya in 2011

A dream come true; on safari in Kenya in 2011

I’m a travel addict, self-proclaimed food critic, super geek, and incorrigible daydreamer.

I invite you, then, to come along on my journey!


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