One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. – Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti
Hi I’m Gio, 21 years old, a Filipino – the giant behind The Hungry Giant.
I started this blog on July 7, 2011, after 5 years of devoted blogging at blogspot. I moved primarily because of this newfound interest that I’d like to improve on – food blogging. Bloggers I meet always say that the serious bloggers use WordPress, so here I am. Plus my old blog has a lot of emotional immature baggage unrelated to food, so there.
This blog is a way for me to combine things that make me happy – food, photography and writing about it. I’ve always been a foodie. Who doesn’t love to eat anyway?
Am I really a Giant? Well, that’s relative. I’m a Filipino, and by Philippine standards I am kind of tall. Hence the name.
What’s my blog about? It’s pretty much a picture of who I am – a frustrated cook, an amateur photographer, a writer, a closet hedonist and a passionate foodie. It’s an outlet of my deep-seated desire to leave my small hometown in the Philippines and eat (and see) what the world has to offer hence the recipes I attempt to try. BUT, I’m passionate about the food I grew up loving as well, so as much as possible I’m trying to really show authentic Filipino food.
/edit/ September 4, 2012
Taking my love for food to a whole new level, I’ve decided to take that big step and make that life changing decision to go to culinary school (!!!!). I left my hometown and am slugging it out in the big city. The irony of it all is that cooking school has made me neglect my blog on more than one occassion, but I hope to get my groove back and just run with whatever plate of opportunity I can grab. Okay, that reads like I reduced myself to vagrancy. Whatever, you get the idea. More of my crazy journey here: http://thehungrygiant.net/2012/08/05/here-i-go/
But even before becoming a culinary student (and an eventual chef), I’ll always be that home cook who is always always always hungry. Don’t fret. My blog is STILL about good food, brave attempts at cooking, and the honest to goodness love for all things edible.
You can follow me on twitter @giooraay
You can email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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