I’m a private chef, food photographer and marketing consultant and have loved cooking since before I could see over the kitchen counter. For me, food has been a life-long journey of exploration, discovery and experimentation that’s literally taken me all over the world. As I continue along my own culinary path, I hope to share with you some of the lessons and flavors I pick up along the way.

My philosophy on cooking is that it’s 50% technique, 40% inspiration and 10% ingredients. I strongly believe that if you’re armed with some basic techniques and a little inspiration, you can make a tasty meal from even the most derelict pantry. That’s why I started this blog. To show you some of the techniques I’ve learned, to introduce you to some new ingredients, and to inspire you to experiment and make good dishes even better!

If you’d like to send me an email with your comments (welcome), criticisms (even more welcome), or suggestions (most welcome), you can contact me here. Good luck on your own culinary adventures and remember to have fun along the way!

-Marc Matsumoto


I'm Marc, and I want to teach you some basic techniques and give you the confidence and inspiration so that you can cook without recipes too!