Welcome to my little world of my passion lifelong – cooking. My name is Gala, I am originally from Russia, but my home is the USA now. I love to cook, decorate dishes and learn new techniques and recipes. My cooking site is like my personal cooking notebook of recipes, tips, cooking experience collected from family, friends, coworkers, chefs, books and of course, Mr. Internet.
My little story what is a reflection of my passion. I wanted to be a chef but my parents were against it and I attended and graduated from University, I never like what I was studied, it was what I needed to do. Many years after I attended anyway to College of Technology and Marketing college city of Krasnodar, Russia and study the technology of food preparation for 1.5 years. Did I work as a cook? Yes, for almost one year just before going to the USA and 2 other occasions. On the picture at Anapa, I instead of vacation took this job for 1 month and like it very much. What I learned, to work as a cook is very hard work, if you cook for many people or just for a few at a small restaurant. It is not only cooking, they need to organize time and order of process, so dishes serve in time. Big respect to all cooks and chefs in the world!
I hope, you are going to culinary journey with me and help me with your advice, opinion and of course, recipes.
Sincerely, your Gala
* My other passion is sewing and machine embroidery. Most of my animated characters are my personal home helpers – appliances and gadgets.
On the photo below my cooking books library.
Krasnodar and Anapa, Russia.
Culinary Show of Professional School 75 at Krasnodar 2001
On the photos one of my teacher from Professional School 75 and show of students work on mane street Krasnyia at Krasnodar, Russia at 2001. I completed 3 months cooking classes there.