I have always had a passion for food. Growing up in South Africa with a French mother who loved travel and was a great cook, I developed very early on a love for cooking and eating. I started off my career as a Chartered Accountant working in the accounting world, hospitality, entertainment world before moving to Paris in my mid twenties. This was heaven for a foodie like me, daily trips to my local market, glorious food everywhere.
While pregnant with my daughter, Nicole, now 26, I attended courses at Le Cordon Bleu. A few years later which included a stint in Copenhagen, London and back to Paris, my ex-husband, daughter and I moved to Los Angeles, for what we thought would be two years. Well, 17 years later a lot has happened. I changed careers to being an educator and worked in a private girls school, got divorced and then met the most wonderful man, my husband, Stuart. We married in January 2015. All the while, I continued my passion for cooking and food. Loving nothing more than trying out new recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and of course, eating. I have taught small group and private cooking lessons for 20 years now and as we embark on a new life in the Dordogne, France in July 2015, I am so excited about the experiences awaiting us.
I look forward to discovering new foods and wines from every region of France.
2020 update: in December 2018 we left the beautiful and green Dordogne and started a new chapter on the sunny Côte d’Azur. Sea views, blue skies and sun are our new daily norm.
Food and life is about sharing and I can’t wait for you to join me in my adventures in my home and kitchen!