I'm a 22 year old Danish student, with an enormous passion for cooking (and eating) food. What is considered food in todays society however, is a bit different from what I consider as REAL food. On this blog you will find no pre-made, can-last-forever dishes, brought home from the supermarket by people not knowing what is actually in them. You will find whole, delicious and interesting food, cooked with love and passion, without shortcuts or artificial ingredients. That being said, I am also a full-time student, in the middle of doing my Master Thesis and working three jobs, so of course some evenings you will find what you might call a "quick" solution; meaning something like a dish made from bulgur, sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic and leftover chicken - I hope that you can live with that :-)
My blog will evolve around food, accompanied by little tales of my daily life, my way of eating healthy, different hot topics and discussions, not to forget of course the recipes. I have always been passionate about food. In my family we talk a lot about what we've eaten, how it was made, why it was delicious, and of course the big question: What to eat next? I love going through cookbooks, thinking up the next meal, trying new vegetables and spices and serve my dishes to other people. In my oppinion, food is here to be enjoyed, loved and cherised, and even though I like to make advanced dishes once in a while, I believe that simple can be just as good - or sometimes even better - than advanced. Yesterday, breakfast for me was a gorgeous, big, juicy mango, eaten with my fingers, while sitting in a window sill and enjoying the wonderful view from my appartment into our yard. Dinner was a beautiful, modified Pasta Milanese with whole wheat spaghetti, freshly chopped, homegrown rosemary, sauteed homegrown tomatoes, garlic, organic cream, maldon sea salt, freshly ground pepper and a bit of cabernet sauvignon red wine, accompanied by roasted chicken breast, and enjoyed with my boyfriend and a nice glass of wine. Both meals were equally satisfying!
I've been thinking about starting this blog for a while now, but a lot of things have stopped me. Questions such as "Should I write in Danish or English", wondering if it would take up too much of my time, if I was inspiring enough, and a good enough writer, have all been roaming around in my thoughts for some time, but finally the urge to share my passion for food became large enough to take the plunge. So here you are - my first blog post! This post will be followed by an introduction post talking a bit more about who I am, my food philosophies and what my life is like, as well as a post considering the subject which contributed to me starting this blog: Why people can no longer cook, and the passion for real food is diminishing in our society, just as fast as CO2 levels in the atmosphere are rising.
See you soon!