Hello – Bonjour
A long time ago, I fell into the cooking pot (like Obélix into the magic potion). I had the chance to grow up in Algeria, in Algiers, a wonderful city full of flavors and colors just like it’s cuisine. Coming from a family who loves eating, cooking and enjoying the small pleasure of life always around a garnished table. I had the chance to be introduced into the cooking world at a very early age, thanks to my Grandmother. She was really good, and never used a cook book or cup to measure. She always said to use your 5 senses in the kitchen, and I totally agree with her. Smell the flavors, see the colors, touch the texture, hear the noise of the sizzling and of course taste. We were neighbors (my grandmother, my mother and my aunts), all living in the same street. I had a lot of choice in terms of where to eat and what to eat, something I now look back as quite the privilege.
Today, after spending years in different countries I’m a mum living in Dubai. We are a nomadic family and I love that, and I always transport my roots in my suitcases everywhere I go, trying to transmit this legacy to my boys. Aside from cooking, I am passionate of the arts in general, painting, cinema and I love reading books (anything but cook-books surprisingly…) I’m glad I had the chance to have lived all of this. I am no where near a master or a chef, but simply passionate by what I and, and what I share. When I go to do my groceries, I never have a list, I prefer to use my senses, or follow my mood. I love receiving my family and friends at home, and feel extremely happy whenever someone asks for another portion, or serving, or is simply having fun.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog, please do not hesitate to ask me questions, or get in contact for any purpose.
PS: Please be indulgent with my spelling and grammar as I am a Francophone, I’m doing the best that I can.