african vanielje

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About me

Occupation Chef
Location Somerset, United Kingdom
Introduction I was born into a heat hazed African dawn, and a large, loud, loving, laughing family whose lives eddied and swirled around the steady beating heart of us, my mother, and the endlessly loving, comforting and nurturing heart of her, her kitchen. I have travelled half way across the world and started my own family, but the magic of her kitchen comes with me and she is always close.
Interests eating, organics, food, cooking, baking, cake art, reading, restaurants, seasonal produce, farmers markets, artisan producers, bread making, africa
Favorite Movies Volver, Cinema Paradiso, Don Juan de Marco
Favorite Music acid jazz, blues, hip hop, jazz, acoustic soul, old rock, occasional arias & mozart
Favorite Books Like water for chocolate - Laura Esquival, Vintner's luck - Elizabeth Knox, The maker of heavenly trousers - Daniel Vare, plus too many cookbooks to mention