My name is Erika, I am a Computer Engineer and I love to cook.
Whether it is kneading some dough, peeking inside the oven to see my cake rising, chopping some vegetables, or stirring a pot of bubbling stew, I’d spend my life in the kitchen. I probably inherited some of this passion for food form my grandparents who run a pastry shop in Italy for as long as I can remember. My grandfather is the pastry chef.
I am Italian, I moved to the U.S. few years ago for work and after settling down in the Sunshine State (Florida), I left everything again to go live in the hipster, hyperbolic capital of Germany. I now call Berlin my home.
There are two things I enjoy as much as cooking: traveling and yoga. The problem is the first is expensive and I am not very good at the second one ;)
The project of this blog started from the fact that the recipes I used were saved in a number of files, emails, bookmarks in my browser and even in different laptops. I was never able to find what I needed!
One day I decided that collecting my recipes in a blog would be the easiest way to organize them and always have them available, wherever I am. It was a bare bones thing, a private blog, nothing fancy.
But then, friends were asking for this or that recipe, a new interest for food photography came up and the number of recipes in my private blog grew considerably, so a decision was taken: the blog was going to become public.
This cooking blog was born, its ingredients follow:
- 1 cup of passion for food (divided: cooking it and eating it)
- 1 tsp of food photography
- 1/2 cup of supportive friends
- 3/4 cup of geek
- fun, as needed
I hope to surprise you with Italian and international recipes, to delight you with cakes, pasta, soups, bread and much more, and to guide you and inspire you with food photography.
A special THANK YOU to Max (Massimiliano Marcon) that worked hard to create this blog and continues to look after the technical aspects.