Welcome in my kitchen!
Here’s a bit of the who, why, how and what there is behind my kitchen diaries…
The girl in the kitchen
I love everything about FOOOOOD! I’ve been a gourmande for longer that I can remember (the baby girl diving in her 1st year birhday cake to get the strawberry… yep, that’s me!), and I’ve been cooking for as long a I could clean up the kitchen after me (says mom, although she’d let me give her hand long before that). All in all, I feel that ‘Gourmandise’ is a wonderful way of life and I kind of like spreading the idea!
Some 10 years ago, engineering diploma in hand and full of ambitions and dreams of european citizenship, I left France for a country we familiarly call “l’autre pays du fromage” (no, we french are not food oriented chauvinists) – I mean, the Netherlands…
After some time, the rain , the too-pragmatic-and-too-tall dutch guys and the strange food got me thinking if this was really a country for a small woman from the south like me. That was until I found my own pragmatic-and-very-tall(-only-half) dutch guy, aka le dutchie! And I stayed…
In the end of 2005, exploring the web for a recipe, I discovered the wonderful world of the french cooking blogs. It was love at first sight: I got addicted to the many wonders of the foodblog community and started dreaming of my very own food blog. My kitchen diaries was born in 2006.
Since the end of 2011, I am the very proud ‘maman’ of a baby boy, aka ‘Petit Tom’, who is already a ‘grand gourmand’!
In the summer 2012, I made a big jump… and decided to cook for a living. I am now the homecook coach behind FoodMoodz . My ambition is to bring back people in their kitchen and show them how to cook the food that fits them. How: with culinary makeovers, cooking workshops, food writing and recipe development.
What you will find in my kitchen daries
A glimpse of my passion for food, my gourmandise, my curiosity… I strongly believe that good food is not just about recipes. It is a wonderful adventure with a story behind it… a story about people, passion and products.
My kitchen diaries is about everything that makes me hungry and happy! A diary of what happens in and around the centerpiece of my household… the kitchen.
It is a pretty wide scope: ranging from nostalgic pancake anecdotes out of my childhood, to my efforts to mingle with the locals or my culinary adventures when on the road, as well as the recipes that these adventures inspired me. You’ll definitely also hear me complain a bit too much about the weather… sorry, it seems that I can’t help it!
You can browse through my latest recipes via the photo index on the left or through the cloud of gourmandise at the bottom of the right sidebar to get directly to related posts with an ingredient or theme that inspires you. Also you will find a detailed recipe index on the ‘Menu’.
There is a dedicated page for food shopping tips in holland and elsewhere.
Unless mentioned otherwise, all text and pictures are home-brewed and are property of My Kitchen Diaries © 2006-2012. Contact me if you are interested in re-using/licensing any of it. I won’t mind (and might even be flattered) mentions and short excerpts when properly linked and attributed.
Bienvenue dans ma cuisine et bon appétit!
16 November 2012
ps. I’d love to hear what you think about my kitchen diaries, FoodMoodz and my cooking adventures! Do not hesitate to leave me a word in the comments, per email or on FB!
Bienvenue & Bon appetit in my kitchen!
Myriam, la gourmande.
Coming up at Foodmoodz…
- almond appetizers apple asparagus autumn bites Breakfast brunch cakes cheese chicken chocolate Christmas food citrus comfort food feast fish gluten free greens hazelnut lemon lunchfare meat moroccan food onion pasta pear poultry sauces savoury tart soup spices spring starter strawberry summer sweets tajine tart tea time Travel vanilla veal vegetarian winter