Hey there! Welcome to my little corner of the web! My name is Sophia and I live in Brussels, Belgium.
I started this site over 5 years ago when I was a stressed and overworked junior associate in an international law firm in London and desperate for a creative outlet. I have always had a passion for food and all things food-related (my nightstand groans under the weight of cookbooks I read every night before falling asleep and sightseeing for me invariably includes walking up and down foreign supermarket aisles). So a food blog was an obvious choice.
Over the years the blog has become more than just a creative outlet for myself, but also a space where I get to share recipes that excite me. The food I share is inspired by anything and everything. Although I was born in Germany, I have spent more than half of my life living abroad, most of which was in London. But I have also lived in Austria and in Italy and have now been living in Belgium for almost 4 years. I also love to travel and trying new things wherever I go. So while there is the odd German recipe on this blog, the majority of posts highlight somewhat unusual recipes that I think deserve more time in the spotlight or recipes that use ingredients we already know but that are used in an unusual way. Most recipes are for the sweet-toothed among us, but more and more I have added some savoury recipes as well and look forward to continuing that in the future.
I hope you enjoy reading along!
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