Auntie Monica

My blogs

About me

Gender Female
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Mother Hen
Location Oakland, California, United States
Introduction Welcome to my little spot on the internet where you'll find little tidbits on food and life. / I'm a second generation Filipina living in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. If you've ever visited a Filipino household, you know how important food is as a social lubricant; offering you whatever we have in the fridge is our way of showing you we plain like you. That said, the Bay Area's a huge refrigerator and pantry for me to offer you a virtual meal just for dropping by my blog. It's a fabulous place for discovering all sorts of great cuisine and a rich confluence of cultures. You'll see it in the recipes I post, mini-reviews of local dining spots, and anecdotes about the region. / You'll also get to know a little about my family, friends and me along the way. / Thanks a heap for swinging by and as my dear departed mother used to say as soon as I walked in the door, "Did you eat? You eat now!"