Edith Dourleijn is a creative cook, recipe developer, cookbook author and cooking teacher. Welcome to my site!
… a picky eater that couldn’t cook.
By the way, this had nothing to do with being born and growing up in The Netherlands.
Now I am
… a food loving omnivore who teaches and writes about cooking, while loving and exploring wonderful California.
What happened in between?
Obviously I crossed the ocean.
But there is more. I learned myself to cook and enjoy food in all its shapes, colors and varieties.
I cooked my first meal when I was in college. In house full of girls no one really cooked their own meals, and I started doing so. Not hindered by any knowledge, I made a fresh meal almost every day. From scratch. My collection of torn-out recipes and cookbooks grew by the day. I even got some proper culinary schooling.
Soon I realized the enormous range of opportunities you have with fresh ingredients. Give me 3 fresh ingredients and by using different herbs, spices, condiments and cooking techniques I’ll eat another dish every day of the week. And yes, maybe I’ll prove it one day. Feel free to name any 3 ingredients! 😉
In January 2014 I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in California and focused on teaching Americans to cook. Currently I’m living close to San Diego, with my husband and 2 cats Juli & Japi.