Who? Me?

Who is Ms. Munchie?



I am a semi-private gal who lives and works in downtown Sacramento. I moved here after college in 1987. I had been told the central valley of California was the 'armpit of CA' by my college mates from the major cities. Instead, I found Sacramento to be the perfect place for me to settle. A city with the amenities of a big city but the not the big problems.


2015
I was born in Canada to a Filipina mother and a British father. I left at the age of two weeks to live in Oregon, Washington, and Maine before dad took a job in Saudi Arabia. This great opportunity led to a life of world travel and culinary experiences. I've even had fresh camel's milk milked for my brother and I by a bedouin in the desert.

Yes, I love food. I do cook and bake. I will freely admit that I'm not really a creator of recipes or have the most distinguishing of tastebuds. I'm also allergic to alcohol, so you can forget any wine posts. I appreciate good food though. My extra income will go to a fine meal before clothes or shoes.


My best writing has to do with where our food comes from. I love to find out how caviar is harvested or about the goats raised for goat cheese. I eat meat, but I want to know that animal lived a happy life. I want to eat better with more knowledge. So please visit my list of Farm to Fork posts. 

Lately I have been writing for edible Sacramento, Sacramento Magazine, and Eater.com. Please find those links on my Writings Elsewhere page. 

I do work with purveyors and PR agencies if it is a product that I like and can get behind. I always disclose these associations.



Please drop me a note or make a comment. I'd love to hear from you.


Blog cover photo by Debbie Cunningham.




Creator of the Sacramento Food Film Festival (2011-2014) 
(donated to Food Literacy Center in 2015)
Co-founder of SactoMoFo (food trucks)
Creator of Have an Offal Day



This blog was started in December 2007, making it pretty old in food blog years.



2017, 2018

Film-to-Fork: Sacramento Food Film Fest pairs local chefs with documentary shorts




Named News10 Contributor of the Month (page deleted w/ station rebranding)





Event coverage:


  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine 
  • Cochon 555
  • Heritage Fire
  • Portland Feast
  • San Francisco/Sacramento Chocolate Salon
  • San Francisco Chefs

mentions not blog related:


Interview in Inside Publications (no longer online)





Sacramento Magazine Aug 2013