Hi there! I'm Marc Matsumoto, a retired chef, food writer, and television host raising a family in Tokyo, Japan. My passion for cooking, combined with a desire to help others unlock their culinary potential, led me to create No Recipes. My goal is to ignite your passion for cooking by guiding you through the fundamentals while sharing my secrets that will empower you to elevate your everyday meals.
Growing up in Napa, California, I learned Japanese cooking from my mother, who taught cooking classes to make ends meet. As I grew older, my interests shifted toward technology, leading me to a career in Silicon Valley and, eventually, New York. But my love for food never waned, and I found myself connecting with others by hosting dinner parties.
In 2007, I started No Recipes to document my kitchen experiments and techniques and help friends recreate the meals they enjoyed in my kitchen. I first wrote about how I came to be a food blogger in this post from 2010. Over the years, the site has evolved into a comprehensive resource for home cooks of all levels, and I believe anyone can become a great cook with the right guidance, ingredients, and a few techniques up their sleeve.
No Recipes is my way of sharing my knowledge and love for food with you, so you can create unforgettable dishes and find joy in your kitchen. So join me on this culinary journey, and together, we'll explore the world of flavors and techniques, elevating your home cooking and transforming your everyday meals into something extraordinary.
If you find value in what I do, here are some ways you can support this site. You can also head over to Marc's Recipes for a more intimate look into my kitchen with recipes that I cook everyday for my family.