Don’t you adore that moment when you look for new cooking ideas and find not only ingredients that you fully understand, but also instructions you can easily follow at home? No matter how small or low-tech your kitchen is?
If you are:
- Usually busy (like all the time)
- Not born a Michelin-star chef
- Vaguely skilled in the kitchen (but want to learn more)
- Tired of finding recipes whose ingredients you place in the category of “Fantastic beasts and where on Earth do I find them?”
- Disheartened by recipe instructions that are imprecise or incomplete
- Downright discouraged by some recipe requirements in terms of time spent in the kitchen, accessories, utensils, and real pro chef hi-tech food-making factory tools
- And pretty unconvinced that you can cook something new without burning down the house
… then you arrived in the right place. Here is stress-free cooking for all skill levels!
As a team of extremely busy professionals (also gourmands), we decided to create a platform for the dynamic people out there who want to spoil themselves and their loved ones with amazing dishes without sacrificing their time or their budget.
Moreover, we want to offer no-nonsense recipes that contain ingredients you already have in your pantry or effortlessly find in a store near you.
We firmly believe that the making of great, memorable food first requires love. Sure, some skills are welcomed, but not mandatory. Therefore, our goal here is to make the entire cooking experience an enjoyable ride in the realm of taste and flavors.
As gourmands, we have tried everything. From instant soups in college to sumptuous Christmas dinners for friends and family, we have been through the hell of burnt peas to the heaven of reinvented Sicilian chicken involtinis.
Now it is time to share our experiences with you.
In other words, if you want to try something new (and sometimes with a hint of Europe), quick, delicious, and fun to make, we have some guides for you. Until you get to braised daikon, we want you to have fun in the kitchen without the actual stress of cooking.
For the time you are here on this website, expect a lot of recipes for splendid dishes that make you look like you channeled the world’s top expert in fine dining (when you just followed our guides). Be the chef in your own home, impress your guests, and offer your loved ones unforgettable tastes and flavors without compromise or sacrifice!
So join us on our journey of recipe presentations, reinvention of classic dishes, the discovery of new ones, food tips and tricks, some stories, and, more importantly, practical, actionable, easy-to-track advice and instructions.
Make food with love and some fun, and the rest will follow!
Marie Rayner – author
Marie Rayner is a retired Chef, freelance writer, recipe developer, food blogger, and Cookbook author who calls the United Kingdom her home. She is the author of the award-winning blog “The English Kitchen”, where she aims to “debunk the myths of English cookery, one recipe at a time,” with her unique North American spin.
Canadian by birth, she moved to the UK in 2000. After her arrival, she worked as a personal chef prior to retiring in 2010. She was the recipient of the British Turkey Blogger of the Year Industry Award in 2012, and her blog sits consistently amongst the top cookery blogs in the country.
Her work has been featured in multiple on-line and off-line magazines and articles, having also been featured in The Times, Hello Magazine and other publications. Her cookbook entitled “The English Kitchen, an Anglophiles Love Note to English Cuisine” was published in 2018. As well as cooking and writing about her culinary experiences, she is a keen artist, having written and illustrated several children’s books, as well as greeting cards, rubber stamps, calendars, and other works of inspiration.
She makes her home in Chester, UK, where she lives with her husband Todd and their much beloved English Cocker, Mitzie. Her motto is that “Life is far too short to eat bad food,” and her goal is to share delicious and easy recipes which anyone can enjoy and cook in the comfort of their own home.