When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?
I remember my father always let me bake the bacon on sunday, and he let me break the eggs above the pan (and I was so proud I kept the yolks intact). My grandmother used to let me make the salad vinaigrette, and joke about starting a restaurant together, where I would be Head Chef Salads :-)
What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?
I'm so lucky to live in two countries, and therefore I have two kitchens! My Paris kitchen is a bit smaller than my Dutch one, but has a dishwasher to make up for this (yes, I do all my dishwashing by hand in my Dutch home!). Both are very light and cosy.
I like to keep things clean while cooking, so you'll see me washing up and cleaning in between a lot.
What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?
Just try something new, feel free to experiment. You'll be amazed at what you can do! Cooking is fun, don't take it too serious.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?
My dream dinner would be one with all my friends and family, because I don't see them often enough. I'd make a big buffet beforehand, so everyone can pick what they like and I can spend time with them instead of cooking. (Normally I solve this by having everyone in the kitchen with me while I'm cooking, but my kitchen would be too small for all my friends + my family)
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
Since I started blogging, I've taken up photography, which I really enjoy. Furthermore I love to read and travel the world.
Which cooking blogs do you love to read?