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.
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)!
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.
I’m a travel addict, self-proclaimed food critic, super geek, and incorrigible daydreamer.
I invite you, then, to come along on my journey!