GJ Coleco has been blogging since 2005. He lived in Malabon, the self-proclaimed food capital of Metro Manila, for 27 years with his grandmother and aunt. During those times, he developed his passion for Filipino cuisine. He remembers the times he spent in the kitchen where his grandmother and aunt taught him how to prepare and cook at a very young age.
His exposure in the kitchen and his love for food made him aspire to become a chef someday. Unfortunately, his family could not afford culinary education in the country, and his parents’ earnings could barely support his and his siblings’ education.
The passing of his aunt and his grandmother inspired him to start this food blog in 2008. This blog was primarily intended as a personal space to remember the wonderful times with the people who took care of him as he was growing up. Online readers eventually increased over the years. He later on decided to make this food blog a venue for sharing recipes and techniques to everyone who appreciates traditional Filipino food and culture.
GJ is an Associate in Arts graduate of the University of the Philippines Open University, now majors in Education Studies at the same university. He currently works for a digital ad agency in Ortigas Center and occasionally appears on Philippine Star’s Dish, a monthly lifestyle food section, as a contributing editor.
He lives in Cainta, Rizal with his family and his dog Francis.