My name is Marina, I am Russian born and raised in Moscow but I left everything behind to be with my one and only and moved to the States. It was a huge change but I never regret - I am happy every day of my new life.
Actually, I don’t like cooking - I consider myself a cooking anti-fan. I do cook, and everyday but I don’t have enough passion for that but I do understand the importance of eating right and I have a big tradition of home-cooking in my family. I am not a foodie, and everything I do in the kitchen is based on 4 principles: healthy, tasty, fast and easy - to me it is a perfect combination in our modern life when we have so many things to do but don’t want to stuck to microwave dinners or fast food.
I’ve started this blog for two reasons: first, to fight my frustration about my attitude towards cooking, and second, to share my story of combining two different cultures and cooking traditions - Russian and American.
This blog is not just a cooking blog - it is my journey to a new and better me and my kitchen adventures in a totally different country. Hope you’ll enjoy my adventures. Please feel free to leave me a comment or drop me a line - I do appreciate any feedback, and would be more than happy to reply to you.
Dave, my husband, my best friend and the purpose of my life. He is simply the best. Fun, adventurous, creative, loving and supportive, - that’s all about him. If I ever get inspired to go extra mile in the kitchen, it is because of him - I love surprising him. Dave is my major food critic. Being American, he is used to the diverse food scene of this country, and having both English and Italian heritage, he is influenced by eating traditions of his ancestors.
When Dave is not trying my food, he is writing - he is a serious professional writer known in the literature world as Davidson L. Haworth. If you like a good novel or a short story be sure to check out his website www.DavidsonLHaworth.com
Xavier, my stepson and our big boy. He is a real aesthete - he will never eat something if he doesn’t like the way it looks. And this boy likes to be in the kitchen and even watches cooking show. Sometimes I wonder if we have a new Jamie Oliver here.
Trinity, my stepdaughter and our princess. She is a little lady, and she eats like a bird. She is proper, sometimes shy and very sweet. She is my baby girl.
Like many other kids, Xavier and Trinity can be picky eaters, and if I manage to cook something they enjoy it does make me very happy.
|Marina, Dave, Xavier and Trinity at Dave's book signing at Barnes & Noble|