What is "delish megish"? 

It doesn’t happen often but when it does, you never forget it. It’s that feeling you get when you take a hearty bite, an excited slurp or a tentative sip. It can only be articulated by the two words that explode in your head: Delish. Megish.

It’s rare that we find foods or drinks that reach beyond tantalizing our tastebuds and touch us at our very core, that whisk us away to another place, or even evoke a childhood memory.

This site is dedicated to that exact feeling. I’ll document every culinary discovery, every recipe that holds a special meaning to me. Every meal, every drink that makes me smile and say, “That is delish megish.”

See also: Ratatouille.

About the Author: 

Aloha Kitchen’s Adobo Fried Rice Omelet, with Amanda in the background.

Aloha Kitchen’s Adobo Fried Rice Omelet, with Amanda in the background.

Amanda Natividad is the sandwich-obsessed person responsible for 10 Sandwich Recipes for Every Meal of the Day, an iPad cookbook. A Le Cordon Bleu and UCLA grad, she currently develops communications strategy at NatureBox, where she manages the NatureBox blog. Previously, she worked at the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen and was Editorial Producer for digital media and technology news company Gigaom.com (and paidContent.org).

Prior to enrolling in culinary school, most of the things she knew about the art of cuisine came from being raised by a wonderful mother who made dinner almost every night, picking the brain of her cousin who is a professional chef, spending several hours daily watching most Food Network shows (particularly Giada At HomeChopped30 Minute Meals, and Good Eats), and just loving food and everything about it.

Amanda’s influences are Giada De Laurentiis, Amy Sedaris, Martha Stewart and her own mom. She loves whisky, cured meats and stinky cheeses, and ashamedly admits to eating cookies for breakfast. You can follow her on Twitter at @amandanat and get more megish updates at @delishmegish.


Writing: All text is written by Amanda Natividad.

Art: All photos have been taken by Amanda, mostly via various iPhones unless specified otherwise.

Logo: DelishMegish logo was designed by Nikko de Leon.