Hello, I am Amanda Chang, a passionate home cook and baker currently based in Shanghai. Welcome to my blog!

How did my kitchen journey start?
My kitchen journey started in 2015, when I was not the kind of person who loves cooking, needless to say that I had any professional cooking training. It all begins with a simple craving for a fresh warm bagel which seems to be so normal but not easy at all in the city I lived. Like Plato said, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. I started looking for recipes and instructions of bagels, then it became cinnamon rolls, quiche, cupcakes, pastas… next thing I know, I am in love with baking & cooking!

When cooking first appears in my life it wan’t easy at all, there are times that I had to throw away (half eaten) stone hard bagels, flat puffs, bad yeast mixture, etc. Too many examples to be listed. However, it didn’t take away my passionate to keep exploring the possibilities with my ingredients. It also helped me so much to get through some very difficult and stressful career life, like the famous movie “Julie & Julia” once said,
“You know what I love about cooking?
I love that after a day when nothing is sure,
and when I say “nothing” I mean nothing,
you can come home and absolutely know
that if you add egg yolks to chocolate
and sugar and milk,
it will get thick. It’s such a comfort.”
Cooking has changed my life and gave me courage to keep going!

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Happy cooking & eating!