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I grew up with good food, really good food, sophisticated parties and a loving mom who inspired me to cook and love food. And I grew up in 12 different countries across 4 continents, visited many more (thanks and love you dad!). I’ve picked up many flavors and food cultures along the way which shape up my passion for food. Here I share everything I love about food–I love sharing food–I love fresh simple food that’s loaded with flavor and I never skimp on texture. I love tips and tricks that simplify our work in the kitchen. I love the classics but more so, I love to add a twist on those classics. I love to merge cuisines and pack up more flavors. I love to make everything a little healthier and boost nutritional value. My ultimate passion would be baking and I never skip dessert! ( I also love coffee a bit too much!)
Once upon a time I was a pharmacist who escaped that career into a creative world of food! I collected recipes, listened to mom and grandma’s kitchen wisdom and tried experimenting on my own. Then I discovered the magical solution for it all: food science and recipe development–so I went for it and began from scratch. Since then (11 years ago) I worked and volunteered in magazines, America’s test kitchen, UN headquarters (Vienna) and for the last 7 years I’ve been teaching cooking/baking classes in the downtown Toronto area.
Why two purple figs? Well I have 2 sweet little girls who love everything purple! I chose figs because they’re sweet, delicate, vibrant and intricate on the inside–just like my girls! I also have a sweet hubby who supported me all along and was such a faithful taste tester all those years!
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