tina b-wI LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I use to live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I have not been able to keep up with my food blog since my first born back in 2015. Finding the time to blog was not always there. I do however still love to cook which inspired me to start Hungry Bird Eats. When my son was 3 months old I discovered his whole body full of hives. It was a matter of 2 minutes from when he was exposed to nuts to having this crazy allergic reaction. When he was 1 year old I got him tested for allergies and discovered that he was allergic to soy as well as most nuts. Finding food without soy was actually much harder that I thought and it became hard to find something that he could eat. From that moment I started making my own snacks for him and that turned into my new passion of making snacks. Hungry Bird Eats began in 2017 and I today I am selling knækbrød or as I call it Nordic eats. My main focus has been in the company and unfortunately this blog has been standing still since 2015. I hope to get back into this again and be able to inspire each one of you there to cook and not be afraid of tossing things together for a meal. 

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


Tina Diep