Hello! I’m Liz. The first 17 years of my life were spent as a competitive ice dancer where I was taught to fear the very sustenance that fuels an athlete. When I stopped skating I vowed to regain control of my life before I suffered long(er)term effects. My therapy of choice was to spend a year at Le Cordon Bleu, in Paris, surrounded by passionate people who exhibited a healthy relationship with food. During this time I reinvented myself; falling in love with food and, of course, The City of Light.
I ended up spending 4 years in Paris immersed in discovering restaurants and idolizing the grand chefs like Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon. At the end of 2013, my husband and I quit our jobs in order to spend 2014 eating, dancing and kitesurfing around Europe. You learn a lot about yourself as you travel. In meeting new people, I realized that my dedication to all activities culinary related exceed the norm. The majority of my personal time over the last 10 years has been consumed with scouring the web and reading cook books for the best recipes, following inspirational chefs, searching for excellent dining experiences around the world and finding the most useful cooking gadgets. As a cook, I go beyond the classic French cuisine originally taught at Le Cordon Bleu to ethnic dishes around the world and have played around with the trending molecular gastronomy.
Upon my return in 2015, I started my own food tour and cooking class company, called Eat Seattle, highlighting the best of Seattle through NW cuisine. The inspiration stemmed from similar food experiences we had in Europe where we would be guided by a chef, learning a ton about the local cuisine and, at the same time, making new foodie friends. My goal is to relay similar learnings about our local NW products and create an environment where people have a blast.
The purpose of my blog is to take you on this culinary adventure with me. The ultimate discoveries involve more than the sense of taste. It is sight and smell combined with flavor that harmonizes meaningful experiences with friends, family and oneself. I’m a proponent of healthy living which encompasses staying fit both mentally and physically. You’ll see this tone reflected in my writing but I assure you that you will be exposed to more than the best kale salads. Enjoy!