Welcome to my blog!  My name is Shadia, aka Sho. Let’s Go, Sho is my outlet to share some of the things I enjoy most – cooking and exploring new places in search of great food. I look forward to connecting with fellow food lovers and travelers, like you!

My Background as told through loosely connected facts

My love for food has been a common through line in my life. For example, as a tween, I’d read restaurant reviews in the local newspaper every week and once convinced my parents to take me to the new hot spot in our town. It was our first taco shop and my first real encounter with cilantro. I was sadly disappointed by soapy tacos!?! But by some miracle, I was healed and now love cilantro.

I studied biomedical engineering in school and spent over a decade developing new technologies to produce biological drug therapies. Today, I spend my days finding and developing new technologies for the food of tomorrow. It’s great.

My early cooking education came primarily from watching the Food Network in the late 90’s. Crazy, I know! I have started and stopped Duolingo in French once and Spanish twice so far. I recently begab collecting vintage mid-century modern dishware, which I find exciting but a bit unnerving as this seems like a solidly middle-aged+ hobby. C’est la vie.

Some Favorite Things

Pizza, nachos and tuna tartare are three foods I love though not my last supper run down. I’ll come back to that. In my spare mental time, I maintain a personal shellfish hierarchy. Oysters and crab are tied for top slot right now. I’m hooked on fermented chili paste pastes of all forms, and you’ll find them in more than a few of my recipes. I also have a growing appreciation for southern style cakes.

Why “Let’s Go, Sho“?

The name is a reminder for me to keep pursuing my God-given passions and sharing them with the world. While anyone who knows me well would say “it’s about time”, I didn’t realize how hard it would be to put work that comes from my heart out on the “internets” let alone talk about my dreams with other people. Hey, I’m an engineer! As a perfectionist (in recovery), I’m learning that it’s most important to just start. I’m excited to share what I’m learning right here.