A very warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Cook, Dine, Yum!, the long overdue cooking and foodie blog of Shirley Siaton-Parabia. This is where I intend to post my recipes, product and restaurant reviews, dining and travel experiences, and other food-related articles.
I have long since wanted to start a website focused on the culinary and gustatory aspect of my life, having started to cook in earnest in January 2014. It became a passion in honor of my paternal grandfather, who was an unparalleled grill master. Daddy passed away in the latter months of 2013, but today his memory, teachings and simple, sincere cooking principles remain alive through his only grandchild.
The domain name was purchased on 26th January this year, but the site went live only on 29th July. It was only during the summer months of 2017 that I was able to set aside some time to go back to writing, building websites and blogging, following my eventful first year of motherhood. Before that, I intermittently posted my foodie obsessions on Tumblr.