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Hello and welcome. Considering how bafflingly large the Internet world is, it's pretty amazing that you've stumbled upon this blog of mine. It's pretty amazing that I'm writing this, too. After years of dawdling and false starts, I've decided: 2017 is the year I am starting my blog. This. Is. It. Here we go...


My name is Christy. My friends call me Crust. 


Let's keep this short and sweet. I was born in California and moved to Singapore, at the tender age of 5, where I experienced a world of food that stuck with me as I returned to the US for college, fully enrapturing my senses to the point that I enrolled in the culinary program at the San Francisco Cooking School. 

Now, after staging in Michelin-starred restaurants and experimenting with fermentation and curing egg yolks in my tiny kitchen, I am at a food startup. I have grown restless, to say the least, in the past months. This blog is hopefully a means to keep myself grounded. 

Thanks for visiting! 

Other Things To Know: 

  • I am never without a book to read, be it a cookbook, a library book, or a kindle

  • I am lactose-intolerant yet I eat copious amounts of yogurt. Worth it? Always.  

  • I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Totoro

  • Needless to say, I love to food. Cooking it and eating it. Discovering the cultures behind every recipe. Broadening my horizon