Hi. Welcome to Taming of the Spoon. I’m Nguyet (pronounced “Wick”) and I love food. When I am not actually eating or cooking, I am thinking about the next thing I might be eating or cooking or photographing. I’m an empty nester who lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as an expat but also calls Houston, Texas home. Sharing delicious food with family and friends brings me great joy.
About the Blog
I started this blog to embark on a new adventure after working in Information Technology for several years. I have always loved to cook and the technical side of creating a blog intrigued me so I decided to combine the two and Taming of the Spoon was born.
I want to share recipes that my family has enjoyed and that work for us. Raising two active kids, I was always looking for recipes that were quick and easy to make while still being delicious and healthy. My goal for this site is not to create all original recipes but to share recipes I have found that fit into our lives and lifestyle so that you too can share great food with your family and friends. I find cooking inspiration from many sources (blogs, cookbooks, magazines, restaurants, my mother’s cooking) and I cite sources when a recipe is not my own (or my mother’s).
I believe balance is key in living a full and happy life. I enjoy a hearty grain bowl just as much as a decadent slice of cake. So, you’ll find a good mix of both healthy and indulgent recipes here.
Do you do your own photography?
Yes. Along with all the food styling, cooking, and dish washing. Family and friends help with the eating.
Can I use your photograph on my website or blog?
All of the photography on this website is my own (unless otherwise specified) and is copyrighted. The photos may not be used, published, sold, or reprinted for any purpose without written permission from me. You can contact me by sending me an email at tamingofthespoon(at)gmail.com if you would like to feature my work.
Can I hire you?
Yes! I love to work with brands who have the same food philosophy as I do. If you are a brand looking for a partnership, please get in touch by sending me an email at tamingofthespoon(at)gmail.com. I would be happy to send you a media kit and discuss how we can work together.
I am also available to do food photography of your product or recipe. You can view my food photography portfolio to see if my style matches your brand.
I welcome (and encourage) respectful, friendly comments and discussion. Because I want to keep Taming of the Spoon a positive place for everyone, I reserve the right to remove offensive, inappropriate, or generally rude comments.