Thanks for stopping by! I’m Carlos, the guy behind steamed up glasses. I’m a plump finance exec (insert yaaaaawn here) turned kitchen terrorist. I split my time between Brussels (home) and Paris (work).
Saying that I was inspired to cook by wonderful memories of delicious family meals would be a lie. My mother was a lovely lady of the most gentil nature but she was also a horrible cook. If it did not come out of a can or it could not be fried it would most likely not be part of her cooking repertoire. So I was brought up on the principle: if you want to eat well, go to a restaurant and that is what I did for many years even after I left the family home. When I got together with my husband I started to cook at home and that is when I discovered a true passion for cooking. I love food and I’ll give anything a try (in the kitchen that is)!
I am a champion at losing recipes, so collecting them on a blog seemed like a good idea: all in one place and only a click away. By doing this I’ve discovered a world of food bloggers with the most luscious sites showcasing mouth-watering recipes. Having bought and read many cookbooks I find it unfortunate that so many of them feature similar recipes. Have a dig through all your cookbooks and count the number of brownie recipes, you’ll see what I mean. Through the blogosphere I have discovered a lot of completely new dishes (new to me) from all corners of the world and I simply love it.
I rarely concoct a dish myself, I simply don’t have the knowledge or patience for that. So, when I get inspired by someone or borrow a recipe, I always give credit.
Please visit often and I hope you’ll enjoy your time here!