(By Julie Yoon) I never thought Iâ€™d be someone on youtube, but here I am today, making videos and teaching others to cook. Â I started cooking when I was in elementary school because my older sister would make me play â€œrestaurantâ€ with her. Â Sheâ€™d be the customer, and I would have to cook whatever she wanted, whether it was ramen, spaghetti-oâ€™s, or Kraft macaroni and cheese. Â Funny – we never took turns being the customer.
Years later, I found myself to be a dissatisfied and grumpy young adult, constantly hopping from job to job. Â I was working as a fashion designer, but kept moving back and forth from Pennsylvania to New York, and quitting jobs like a psycho. Â I just figured that I wasnâ€™t happy with the city I was living in, or the company. Â Never once did I possibly think that I was in the wrong industry. Â Iâ€™d come home miserable and stressed out everyday, and my only solace would be watching the Food Network.
One day, my sister told me about an open house at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and asked me if I wanted to go check it out with her. It was there that we watched a demo given by a chef who said she used to be in fashion design, but was unhappy, so she eventually decided to become a chef instead! Â I was hooked. Â [Read more...]