When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?
I first tried my hand at baking for the first time in college. I made a simple, no-frills chocolate cake from a recipe given to me by a cousin. It was the easiest recipe, where you put all the ingredients in a certain order in a bowl, blend and bake. Although it turned out great, it would be years before I entered the kitchen again.
What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?
Big, airy and with lots of light and I like to be left alone when I am in the kitchen. And when I bake, I am particular to do my mise-en-place before I start on any of the recipe directions
What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?
Start with fuss-free recipes, follow them to the last word and then when you get more confident, you can play around with flavour combinations and more complex techniques. Although nothing works better than surrounding yourself with family and friends who, no matter what you make, will always praise your food!!
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?
Over the years, my friends have moved to places all over the world. A dream dinner party would be a reunion of all my close friends. I am not sure of the exact menu but it would end with a dessert that is decadently chocolate!!
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
Trekking, Reading, Calligraphy
Which cooking blogs do you love to read?
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Try and work with fresh, seasonal produce that is locally available.