Hey, I'm Kristina Cho!
I'm from the great city of Cleveland and am the most enthusiastic spokesperson for the state of Ohio you'll ever meet. I grew up in my family's Chinese restaurant, where large staff/family dinners were the norm and I was spoiled with the best egg rolls and bbq pork being a quick "Hey, Grandpa!" away. I studied Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, where I realized that cooking and baking in between building models and staying up all night was my happy place.
I now live in foggy San Francisco and work as an architectural designer. Eat Cho Food is my sunny corner of the internet for sharing stories, reflections, and seriously delicious recipes.
Chopping vegetables after work is my form of meditation. Orange is my favorite color and my favorite artificial candy flavor. I'm obsessed with crunchy food and interesting texture combos. I have a hard time following recipes and always feel like I need to put my own spin on everything. I love dumplings, noodles, portable foods, eating all the samples at farmers markets, and cooking dinner for 20 people on a moment's notice. I eat pretty much anything (except for olives, blue cheese, and cilantro) and have a great love for vegetables. I'll have snacks for you if you ever come over for a visit. I'm also a hardcore blanket wrapped homebody.
My designer side comes through in my food through colors, texture, and composition. You'll also catch me painting every minute I'm not working, cooking or sleeping.
All the things I create are inspired by the colorful people in my life, growing up in my family's Chinese/Cantonese restaurant and food centric household, my New Jersey boyfriend and his love of pizza and breakfast sandwiches, and living in the diverse and food loving city of San Francisco.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay a while!