GJ Coleco has been blogging since 2005. For 27 years, he had lived in the self-proclaimed food capital of Metro Manila — the City of Malabon (known for its patis, pancit, and kakanin), with his paternal grandmother (lola) and aunt.
During those times, he had developed his passion for the Filipino cuisine. The times that he spent in the kitchen with his grandmother and aunt at a very young age exposed him in various ways of preparing and cooking local dishes.
His inherent love of food made him aspire to become a chef someday. Unfortunately, his family could not afford the costly culinary education in the country, and his parents’ earnings could barely support his and his siblings’ education. But that did not stop him from pursuing his passion for cooking — hence, the creation of this food blog.
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; a place to collect all the delicious recipes that he learned as he was growing up.
Online readers eventually increased over the years. Later on, he decided to make this food blog as a venue for sharing recipes and kitchen tips with everyone who appreciates traditional Filipino dishes and food preparation.
GJ now lives in the outskirts of Metropolitan Manila with his parents and his dog Francis.