About Me

The eldest of three children, I was born in South Korea and immigrated to Australia with my parents at the age of 4. Having grown up mostly in Australia (with a brief 2 year stay in Korea when I was 14 – 16), I’ve grown up in a strange hybrid existance of Korean and Australian attitudes and mentalities, which very much crosses over into fields such as my cooking – I love my kimbap just as much as I do a good chicken parma or pavlova!

I keep this site running mostly for myself, in order to document my progress in both my cooking and photography, and also to document my mother’s Korean recipes for the future – for both myself and those who browse the internet in search of good, home-style Korean recipes :)

My equipment is fairly simple. I used to use the Canon Powershot G7, until I purchased a Canon 450D dSLR in June 2008. My two primary shooting lenses are the 50mm f1.8 and 100mm f2.8 macro. I do most of my photo editing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.


Mentions in the press or around the internet:

Bruce, M. “Blogs with Bite“, Herald Sun, 27 February 2007

Cullumbine, L. “Looking for the memories that make you hungry“, Herald-Tribune, 14 March 2007

Joanne Lutynec, “Food Porn: Churros with Dulce De Leche“, Slashfood, 29 March 2007

Kara Zuaro, “DIY Food Porn“, Chow: The Grinder, 19 September 2007

Kalyn Denny, “Helpful Food Photography Tips from Fellow Bloggers“, BlogHer, 1 November 2007

Cooking on the Web“, The Sacramento Bee, 16 January 2008, p. F2

Lola Pak, “Worth a click“, KoreAM Journal, July 2008, p.24

Wooller, R. “Cool Hunting: Going Up / Going Down“, Sunday Times, 3 May 2009

Easy Korean Recipes, BizyMoms, 4 May 2010

Pineapple Baskets“, Ipswich Advertiser, 13 October 2010

Digging for rubies“, And Now It’s In Print, Edition 1 / July 2010


Though not printed media, I’m proud to say that the Kitchen Wench food blog was selected to be part of the National Library of Australia’s PANDORA project – a national project to archive websites chosen to be of some significance. The first archive was made on 10th February, 2011.

Contact Me:

You can contact me by emailing me at chipmunksneeze [at] hotmail [dot] com or by using the contact form below.

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