Hello! I’m Sophia, I’m 32 years old and baking and developing new recipes is my passion. Although I was born in Germany I have spent more than half of my life living abroad, most of which was in London. After two years living in the centre of Rome I moved to Brussels in spring 2014. I have 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.
While the blog name came about as a play with my last name, ‘real simple food’ is pretty close to how I like to eat. My parents are terrific cooks who have taken it upon themselves to make as much as they can from scratch (fresh sourdough bread, various jams, pastrami, liver pate, yoghurt, canned tomatoes etc etc etc) and they have definitely installed the same philosophy and approach towards cooking and eating into my sisters, my brother and I. I try to not buy any processed food and other than the occasional fancy chocolate bar (what can I say, I like pretty packaging as much as good chocolate), sweets in my flat are invariably made by me.
While I mainly write about sweet stuff, I try to use wholemeal flour and healthy fats wherever I can and tend to reduce the sugar content as much as possible without changing the character or texture of the final product. Flavour is the most important thing for me and I like playing around with different ingredients from around the world because of the different flavours they bring. I couldn’t agree more with Anna Hansen from the Modern Pantry who once said:
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