About Me


Welcome! My name is Thao (the "h" is silent), and thank you for stopping by. I hope you like what you see and stick around a while. To get acquainted, I would like to share a few facts about myself: 

Fact one; my last request dinner must include lobster drenched in BUTTA. 
Fact two; I never leave home without hand sanitizer. 
Fact three; I love “pottery pretty”, the term I use for tableware.
Fact four; I have changed over 34,000 diapers. 

On a personal note, I live in New England with my husband, our daughter, and son. I have a degree in biology and ran my own home daycare for the past sixteen years (which explains “fact four” about me). I recently closed my business and return to office work outside of the home. Genealogically, I did not inherit my mother’s green thumb and can kill a plant just by looking at it.  
I grew up eating Vietnamese and American food. Throughout my childhood, my mother spend the majority of her days in the kitchen preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner from scratch. Every meal needed to include rice, regardless of the type of cuisine that was being served. My mom was (and still is) a believer in not wasting food, which resulted in countless eclectic meals as she attempted to clean out the fridge. Because I grew up in a household of fusion cooking, it has allowed me to appreciate and enjoy all different types of flavors and cuisines. And that is how I cook—a little bit of this style and a little bit of that.

Admittedly, I did not enjoy helping out in the kitchen where I was relegated the washing, peeling, or picking through vegetable duties as a child. It all changed when I became an adult. I find pleasure in preparing tried-and-true dishes and creating new ones. I love food, and I love to eat. I started this blog to share my creations. It has become a long-term hobby...a time-consuming and at times frustrating one (especially the technical side of blogging). I have had sleepless nights obsessing about recipes and blogging, but I find the challenge enjoyable and rewarding. I have learned a lot and still have so much more to learn.    

If you like this blog, drop me a note on this page or follow on my social media sites. I'd love to hear from you!     

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Steph said...

I love your recipes can't wait to try one if I can decide which one

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you so much Steph! Have fun trying them out and please let me know how it goes!

Jas said...

Hi, Thao! We have more in common than one would think. My mom is just like yours and I hated helping her in the kitchen. Hand sanitizer: one on my work desk, one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, one in a car and one in my purse. Need I say more? Lol. In case my pingback is not working, I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award :) No obligations whatsoever! Have an amazing day!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you so much, Jas!! I am very flattered that you nominated me! I'm so pleased to know that we have things in common. I knew you were my kind of gal when you spoke about the hand sanitizer! I'm telling, I should buy stock in it. Thank you for your comment! I hope we can continue to connect. :)

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Maria said...

Hi, Thao. Don't mind the anonymous hater. They will always be out there. I happen to bump into your blog looking for quick, easy and yummy recipes. So far, I've liked what I've seen in your blog, and will be trying some of your recipes. Keep blogging, cooking, and sharing your recipes with the rest of us who can appreciate yummy food. :-)

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you so much for your support and kind words, Maria. I really appreciate it! You are right...haters will always be out there. It is best to let it go. I am so glad that you like the recipes. Please let me know what you think of them should you get chance to try them out. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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