My name is Veronika. I am a food biochemist, an amateur chef, and most of all, a cooking and eating enthusiast. I have lived just about anywhere (no, really – do three continents count?), but now I make my home in the gorgeous Stockholm, Sweden, where I study European Food law and cook for and with my bookish, intellectual and happy other half.
What do I think of food (other than, wanting to eat it, obviously!)? Well, I want to cook or bake or prepare it, and then I want to eat it – if it’s good. I am a straightforward creature that way. I believe that everything should be practiced in moderation – especially abstinence. Especially from chocolate. And butter. And meat. And garlic… and you get the idea.
I believe that people can and should cook, and that really, there is time for it, even in busy working-person schedules. In fact, I believe that once properly introduced to cooking, people do love to be able to create their own food – be it sourdough bread or fancy decorated cakes, or green salads or elegant (or inelegant but oh so good to eat) canapes. I believe that cooking from scratch is both, less expensive and healthier than most things you can get pre-fab, and I happily teach any of my friends whatever it is they want to learn how to cook (If I know how. If not, I will happily learn alongside them as we figure it out!), and I hope that you, the readers, will take a little bit of this enthusiasm away with you.
This blog is a collection of my recipes and kitchen/food and other thoughts, and the occasional rant or manifesto of my attitude in relation to all things (more and less) edible, their origins, manufacture, production, preparation, and whatnot. Stay, read, cook, eat, be happy!