Hi! I'm Danielle the recipe creator and writer behind the blog Went Here 8 This. I've spent the last 25 years of my life learning everything I can about food and honing my cooking and recipe creation skills.
A lover of travel and international cuisines, I'll be sharing new and unique dishes using international flavors using Instant Pot, Sous Vide as well as traditional cooking techniques.
I get my inspiration from traveling, trying new restaurants, and just browsing the aisles of international grocery stores to find new ingredients to try.
A Little Bit About Me
I grew up cooking with my mom, and making and eating good food has always been a passion of mine. To this day, my mom and I talk about food and our new recipes and food finds during our weekly phone calls.
I spend my free time perusing grocery stores and ethnic market learning about new ingredients and creating new ways to use them in my recipes. I also do as much domestic and international travel as I can to learn about new cultures and cuisines.
I also am continuously reading cookbooks and watching cooking videos and shows to learn everything I can.
What You'll Find on Went Here 8 This
I am a huge fan of big flavors, so you'll find flavor packed, internationally inspired recipes on this site.
With inspiration from cuisines around the world, I've developed easy to make recipes for all levels of home cooks using Instant Pot, Sous Vide and traditional cooking techniques.
The recipes contain detailed step by instructions, along with step-by-step photos to ensure you have success in your own kitchen. My goal is to enable you to recreate all the recipes on this site, as well as learn a bit more about different cuisines and fun new flavors.
All recipes are reliable, easily approachable, and work for every experience level!
Getting Around the Site
There is a Recipe Index where you can browse all sorts of recipes by category.
There is a Resources page that gives you tips and tricks for cooking and teaches you about ingredients.
And lastly, if you're looking to start a blog yourself, check out my Income Reports for inspiration as well as Blogging Resources.
My Top Recipes
These are a combination of my all time favorite recipes as well as reader favorites:
Fun Facts About Me
- I started Went Here 8 This without any knowledge about blogging. I just knew I didn't want to do what I was doing for the next 25 years.
- I seriously love anything food. I am obsessed with new cuisines, cooking styles and flavors. I always want to be learning about food.
- I will literally try ANYTHING. I once ate pig snout at a local Filipino restaurant. It wasn't terrible, but not really my thing.
- I live with my boyfriend in San Diego. We just moved from the city out to the country and have fallen in love with the peace and quiet.
I wrote, developed and photographed a cookbook called The Sous Vide Cookbook: A Beginner's Guide to Gourmet Food Made Easy. Inside, you'll find detailed information t0 help you get started with sous vide cooking, as well as 70+ beginner recipes (don't worry, they are still fun recipes) to help you on your journey!
This cookbook, International Instant Pot: A Collection of Internationally Inspired Recipes, is a collection of internationally inspired Instant Pot recipes. You can get a FREE copy here!
Went Here 8 This has been featured in Buzzfeed, MSN.com, Foodista, CNET.com, Bloglovin, Flipboard, Cookingbride.com, Foodgawker, OutwitTrade and Yummly, among others.
Keeping in Touch
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