Hi everyone, and thanks for stopping by! My name is Michaela and I’m a busy mom living and working in the best city in the world (or so I think 🙂 ). My family and I moved to Chicago in 2010, having previously spent 6 years in the UK. Anyone who’s gone through this process knows that cultural transition is not easy especially when you hardly know anyone at your destination. You must find a way to make your transition as smooth as possible – something to remind you of the past and also to energize you for the future. For me, that something has been food.
My cooking style is down to earth and seasonal. I love sharing beloved family recipes, and my mom and my aunt are my culinary heroes. I grew up watching these two women put food on the table when very little food was available to begin with. They were kind, resourceful, and amazingly creative!
Two years ago a change in our family’s health made me reassess my cooking style and purchase habits. I started buying more organic food, paying attention to “food miles,” and supporting small local producers and independent restaurants as much as I could. I am a big supporter of the #plantbased and #eatlocal culinary trends. I like to consistently challenge myself, and my dishes are approachable, straightforward, and family-friendly. Favorite food? Panini and sandwiches, of course 🙂 Second favorite? Chocolate – of course, yet again 🙂
This is a website about the diverse cooking experiences in our household, and about cooking as a means to connect with people of various cultures and perspectives in a vibrant, spellbinding, cosmopolitan city.