Working for Free and a portion of fries

If I had been paid for every portion of fries we sold at the concession last year, would that have made me a millionaire? Absolutely not. Was I often trickedĀ into giving away a portion of fries, absolutely. I let them feel good. Was I asked politely? Many a times, but that didn’t pay the bills. […]

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Cooking together

Owning the recipe and playing with food

When my interest in cooking started, I would follow recipe instructions meticulously, whether they made any sense or not. I blindly followed the cooking instructions and was too afraid to change anything from the ingredients list, even if it took me hours to find one silly ingredient that in reality, I could have easily omitted. […]

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The Prairie Divas

Getting into cooking with Chicken Tikka Sushi

As a teenager, I had no interest in cooking but I was a fussy eater. I only ate things that tantalised my taste-buds and it was probably one of the reasons I was a lot skinnier in those days. Coming from a single parent family meant, I was working and studying as soon as I […]

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Cooking together

The Secret to cooking

Every time I teach a cooking class, I hear someone say that when they cook the same thing at home it tastes very different. They followed the recipe meticulously but it still tasted different. Many a times, I hand out recipes for our hands-on cooking classes and even though everyone is following the same recipe, […]

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Romanian Cabbage Rolls

Romanian Cabbage Rolls

My Romanian friend Cristian promised to teach us how to make traditional Romanian Cabbage Rolls that he had learnt from his mum. We had been talking about it for years and finally, we got the opportunity of making these together and he taught me the secret skill of rolling and preparing these delicious Cabbage rolls. […]

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