I’m as passionate about cooking as I am about tea.
And my love for cooking was encouraged at a very young age and fueled by my mother Marie who was a fabulous cook with many skills. She not only let me into her kitchen she put me to work. That’s how I learned the basics. Later when I lived on my own I can’t remember a day that went by without me doing something in my kitchen that was new, innovative and fun!
When I cook I’m in “the zone “ all my worries melt away. I concentrate 100% on the task at hand and often don’t follow recipes to the T. I riff on the original and make it my own.
I strongly believe in the concept of "food as medicine". Cooking mindfully is a healing journey—one that involves thinking about sustainability and using organic fresh materials to nourish the body and soul.
Early on two things changed my cooking and elevated it from “meh” to “wow” and they were the use of global spices and the know-how of making sauces.
Nini's Kitchen is a natural development in my curated world of beauty, health and wellness. It’s a compilation of everything I love to cook with now in my own kitchen: spices, sauces, and condiments. These elevate a simple dish to an exquisite work of art because I believe cooking and sharing food with others. This is indeed, at the heart of connecting and loving people in our lives.