ceciliaI’m Cecilia. Welcome to my food blog “SnapHappy Foodie“. Thanks for dropping by!

I’m a married creative addict with a fur baby living in Danbury, Connecticut who loves food, photography, travel and writing.

I’m part of a family that loves food as much as I do. Growing up, my parents enjoyed eating out at restaurants where we learned to appreciate good food. At home, my mom was the queen of our kitchen. I ended up learning how to cook my favorites under her watchful eyes. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and experimenting as much as I enjoy eating.

Eating at Relish (Quezon City, Philippines)
Eating at Relish in Quezon City, Philippines

I also love to read cookbooks with drool-worthy pictures, go to grocery stores and farmers’ markets, watch food-oriented TV shows, follow chefs in IG and, of course, look up recipes to drool over and maybe try. I’m that person in Facebook and Instagram who posts pictures of what I’m about to eat and what I cooked, baked, etcetera. In fact, I plan my day around food, plotting my next meal. I’m always willing to try new food even at least once. The weirdest food I’ve eaten? Alligator legs and turtle soup in New Orleans AND buffalo chorizo quesadilla and elk stew in Moab, UT.

I’m a baking newbie. When I learned how to bake from scratch, I fell in love.

I’m a self-taught photographer who would love to get into food and travel photography.

I’m a travel bug. Which is pretty awesome because my husband and I travel far and wide for good food. Ever traveled 12 hours each way to satisfy a craving? Back in 2009, we drove all the way to Toronto so I can have my lanzones fix. (That’s Lansium domesticum according to Wikipedia).

I contributed an essay “Eating my way around Manila” to The Philippine Times Australia, November 2013 issue. Oh, and please wait for it to load. It takes some time.

I’m not a chef, a food critic, a food stylist nor do I have a background in culinary arts. I just love good food, whether it’s casual or fine dining.