My name is Daniel, and for long as I can remember, I have had a passion for food. As a novice home cook, The Taste Awakens was a way for me to archive what I had learned and enable me to share that knowledge with those I care about. The name originated from my girlfriend’s and my love for the Star Wars series and our love of cooking. I am a Korean-American, undergraduate student at UCLA and operate this site as a hobby in my free time. I hope you are able to learn a thing or two from the site and thank you for stopping by!