Hey and welcome! 🙂
My name is Anna, I am Art/coffee addict. Vegetarian. I work for the Art Newspaper and grow basil. And drink coffee in between.
This blog was set up in January 2014, when a very good friend of mine decided to stop eating meat. I started posting some recipes solely for her, but I was amazed that actually other people got interested and followed me (I am very graceful to you, guys!). My recipes come from many different cuisines, and all of them I learned from locals during my travels or living abroad. One day I read a quote of Matthew Fort:
“The history of any country is written in its food and dishes. Nothing arrives on your plate by accident. There is always history and a story behind it. It tells about trade, conquerors, migrations and social changes. Every fundamental identity of people is based on what they eat”.
And all of a sudden I realized, that my food indeed have stories to be told, gathered from USSR, where I was born, Italy and USA, where I got my degrees, UK, where I live now, and many other countries, which I visited or where my friends live. The stories are mine, based on my experience, tastes and preferences, and of cause I will never be objective speaking about Russia or Italy, as there is no place like home. I guess there is nothing more to add, apart that I will be indeed happy to get your opinions and feelings about the same places and about anything you feel like to share.