La Boheme: c'est moi.

(La Boheme: it's me.)

This is just a short intro of who I am. If you’d like to learn more about me, please visit my personal blog on which I talk about philosophy, life, and, of course, myself.

I first claimed I could cook at age 19, just when I started doing regular strength. Of course, at that time, my idea of cooking was limited to knowing how to make a good lettuce salad and how to grill chicken. I was probably one of the few people on earth who didn’t mind eating the same meal over and over and over again. Things changed about two years later when I moved to the U.S. and discovered in cooking a way of preserving my culture. Preparing traditional dishes for dinner parties with friends or for the holidays was how I expressed part of myself as an individual. Without noticing, I slowly picked up more and more recipes and even began to (successfully) improvise with my own ones.

Nowadays, I continue my “studies” in the domain of cooking, always looking to combine healthy with tasty, while living what I describe as a modern bohemian lifestyle. And of course, I hope to share with you what I enjoy sharing so much with my friends.

Welcome to my BohemianKitchen.

PS: On the picture, I am at a friend's house, holding a delicious French Tarte Tatin, seconds before turning it upside down.


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Cheese Bannocks (Cook the Book project)

Posted by La Boheme at 7:27 pm on July 31, 2012.
Categories: BreadsBreakfast. Tags: .

I came across “bannocks” while browsing the “Quick Breads” chapter of The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham. I had never heard of them before and, of course, that was all I needed to pick them from this chapter for our Cook the Book project. Turns out, bannocks are primarily of Scottish origin and are quite […]

Orange Rye Bread (Cook The Book Project)

Posted by La Boheme at 10:38 pm on July 3, 2012.
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Memories are peculiar. We can forget important things and yet remember some other trivial ones, with no logical explanation. Then, those mundane marks in our subconscious will influence our future decisions, without us even realizing it. When, I and 5 other wonderful ladies — Rachel (our project organizer!), Natasha, Aimee, Sammy, Emily — decided to undertake […]

Pitka with Honey

Posted by La Boheme at 5:39 am on March 23, 2012.
Categories: BreadsFood from around the World.

Earlier this month, I saw a post on “Rundstykker” a type of Danish breakfast bun, on the blog My Danish Kitchen. This made me think of the bread I used to eat myself back home. Of course, the desire to make some immediately emerged. I pulled out of the bookshelves one of my Bulgarian cookbooks […]

Quick & Easy “Pitki” with Feta cheese

Posted by La Boheme at 6:17 am on January 23, 2011.
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I must have been eight or nine when I made my own pitka for the first time. We had recently moved to Bulgaria, and I had just started to speak the language; I could therefore learn about the many interesting holiday traditions – such as making a special pitka with a small coin for Christmas […]