Thank you for stopping by and the fact that you went at least as far as ‘About’ page of My Blog makes me very pleased.
My name is Yana. Im born and raised in Latvia but, for the last 15 years, I’m living (and developing my taste buds) in the UK (Winchester).
After years of reading other people’s blogs and observing the on-line food revolution I, finally, decided to be a part of it and contribute my experience and ideas.
Growing up in a family of very keen and experimental cooks, I always had a passion for food and craving for exotic flavours, but at the same time, I always have respect for the humble ingredients such as basic homegrown fruit and veg, and respect to all those cooks, including my parents, who can cook impressive diners out of them.
When I’ve moved to he UK, I had am amazing opportunity to discover endless new flavours and ingredients, and to realise how much different cultures utilised different products, it is fascinating how the same ingredients can be used in different ways.
So, most of the time, you will find here: my new discoveries (I love trying everything new and the challenge of the new (to me) ingredients; my cooking failures (unfortunately, not always everything is going according to plan and I’m not an exception); things that excite and inspire me; here you will find taste of MY everyday life (and I’m guessing, life of most of you too), as well as pictures and recipes that go with it.
I hope you will enjoy the snippets of my stories and, what’s most important, join me for cooking.
Welcome to My table!