Kiss the Cook
Dear Visitor – Welcome to my kitchen! Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I am a Romanian native, full-time working professional, wife and mother of two beautiful children. I like the satisfaction and fulfillment drawn from small, simple things while passionate and enjoy life in all of its aspects.
Why I love cooking? Because cooking is the expression of love and we all need to eat to nourish our bodies. Kitchen and dinner table are places where it feels like protecting and being protected. Cooking brings the enjoyment and gratification of tasting and the appreciation of the beloved. Combining unexpected ingredients to bring the taste to a new, unparalleled level is one of the most delicious endeavors one can aspire to.
Why I love photography? Because life and food can be surprisingly beautiful under the magnifying lenses of a Nikon camera. This site is coming straight from my kitchen and is the perfect expression of those two passions: cooking and photography. The site was born from the need to have all of the tested keeper recipes in one place. All the photos on this site are photos of the actual dishes prepared as described by each recipe. While I am an amateur in both cooking and photography, and there is so much to learn, those activities bring pleasure and excitement and I am happy to share their elation here on this site.
Each recipe has been cooked at least one time and most recipes are part of my regular cooking portfolio. As applicable, the source of the recipes has been indicated and commented if the original recipe has been modified in any way. Hopefully this site will inspire and invite you to try those recipes.