Hey and welcome! πŸ™‚
My name is Anna, I am Art/coffee addict. Vegetarian. I work for the Art Newspaper and grow basil. And drink coffee in between.Β 
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:
β€œThe 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.



21 thoughts on “About

  1. SO glad I came across your blog, thanks to all your beautiful comments on my blog. πŸ™‚ I stopped eating meat back in April and have only been eating fish since instead. I love cooking & baking and I cannot wait to try out your beautiful recipes! Love the Matthew Fort quote about food, it’s so true! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi! Landed up here from a link in a Blogging 201 post. Being a vegetarian myself, I have fallen in love with your mouth-watering recipes. Wonderful blog!!!
    As a suggestion, why don’t you try the Indian cuisine? There are loads of vegetarian recipes, you know, that are just lip-smacking. Totally up to you, okay. πŸ™‚


    • Hi Mads, happy you passed by πŸ™‚
      I love Indian cuisine, but the problem for me is finding ingredients, mostly spices. I tried Arai once – but to be honest I prefere to call the result “Arai-inspired lentil pancakes” it is more honest. But all lentils dishes are insane, they are soo good!

      • Glad you liked them πŸ™‚ It is true that you have to hunt for many ingredients, and the end result isn’t always sane, but the fun is in eating πŸ™‚ Happy blogging to you (and eating too!) πŸ™‚

      • Well, before hunting you have to translate πŸ˜€ saw so many dal recipes, and discovered that it means lentils… well sure I have a lot of lentils.
        Thank you very much for passing by πŸ™‚

      • Now I am doing my best to remember whether I tried it or not – but according to your description rather no than yes. I think the first truly good place to try indian food is London, in the places I lived before Indian cuisine was not that present

      • hmhmhmhmhm…. I wouldn’t be so sure it is a good idea πŸ™‚
        You know, it all boils down to products. And even if in London there are a lot of Indians who can put a GREAT food, the products is what remains a problem.

  3. Congratulations on the last 30days of Blogging 101! I doubt I would have come across your blog otherwise so I am glad I was on at the same time as you. I love reading your blog and drool over the lovely recipes

  4. Hello Anna, I was just telling Gahlearner that you and she were such great encouragement to me when I started my blog last September. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, too. I hope all is well with you! πŸ™‚

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