Hello and welcome!
My name is Villy (short for Vasiliki) and I am a Greek 33-year old girl (woman? anyway) living and working in Barcelona, Spain.
I started this blog mainly for 2 reasons: 1) I love cooking and sharing the results, and 2) I decided it’s time for me to start archiving the recipes somewhere I can easily look them up, instead of writing them on tissue papers, bills, any piece of irrelevant paper that happens to be lying around, or calling up my mother every other day.
I’ve never had cooking classes or any formal training, but I’ve always enjoyed cooking and baking for others. Ever since I can remember I was standing next to my mother in the kitchen, not only helping her, but also listening to her more than useful cooking comments/tricks and trying hard to record everything in my mind. I was actually around 13-14 when I first cooked all alone: Roast chicken with potatoes in the oven. It was delicious and still is one of my favorite dishes!
My job, the one that actually brings money in the house, is lab scientist. Yes, I am a biologist, with a Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences, thank you very much! In fact, my lab colleagues have enjoyed (or so they say :)) plenty of dishes and desserts prepared by me through the years. I thoroughly get a thrill out of feeding people. Certainly, I’m happy to taste the things I cook, but my motivation doubles or triples when I know I’ll be cooking for others. I guess this has to do with my Greek genes and the “obsession” we have to feed, feed, feed!
My dream is to one day be able to open a small place, where students, people far from home, people living on their own or anyone that feels like homemade food, can come and enjoy a hearty meal cooked with care. And maybe they’ll feel this comfort that good traditional food can offer. Or closer to home.
Last but not least, my biggest motivation, and my favorite person in the whole world to feed, is my husband Panagiotis. I’m married to my best friend. Lucky me. 🙂
So, that’s pretty much all! I hope you’ll enjoy this blog and return to it again and again. I’d love to read your comments!
Have a nice day!