Spaghetti Memoirs

Life Is All About Balance

Spaghetti Memoirs is a blog about my efforts to balance good/healthy foods, great drinks, work and exercise. All the recipes are gluten free and all the cocktails are amazing. 

“Who Am I?”

Me sailing in Montery Bay.

Me sailing in Montery Bay.

Hi. My name is Kati. It took me 25 years, one undergraduate degree and one master’s degree to realize that I didn’t want to be a chef; I just wanted to enjoy my food. Regardless of the fact that none of my education was done at a culinary school, I constantly dreamed of being a professional chef. I would get excited about a new whisk, cook a soufflé because I had time on my hands, and collect cook books like they were going out of style. I have consistently used food to show people I love them and some of my closest friends were acquired over drinks and some sort of culinary antics. I have always believed that eating should be an experience and I aim to make it one.

“Where Am I From?”

This question has always been a weird one to answer. I was born in the Philippines, have lived all over the United States, and my family lives in Southern California. Regardless of all of this, and the fact that I only lived there for a few years, I call San Francisco my home. From my local grocer that invited me to his wedding in Greece, to the weekly farmers market, I found my love for experiencing food in San Francisco.

“What Do I Do Now?”

Even though I no longer live in the Bay Area, my love for food has not dwindled. When I am not traveling, I am at home exploring the local culinary community. I love to visit local farms and farmers markets, check out local restaurants and/or bars, grow my own vegetables and herbs, and be the personal chef and bartender to my friends. Also, in an effort to not become Jabba the Hutt, I train for long distance runs.

“What Do I Eat?”

Regardless of my love for all food, I recently found out that all of it does not love me back. More specifically, I cannot eat gluten. Rather than sit in the corner and mourn the loss of my beloved breads and pastas, I decided that my life must go on. Ever since then I have dove head first into many forms of cooking in order to make sure that my eating experience, as well as the experience of those that eat what I cook, are not damaged.

So there you have it. Me in a four-question nutshell. I am no Thomas Keller or Jeffrey Steingarten but I love to experience my food. I hope you enjoy. 

Always feel free to email me at krodzon -at- spaghettimemoirs -dot- com