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.


Feeling social? La Boheme loves receiving mail.


Pysanky: Decorating Easter Eggs the Ukrainian Way

Posted by La Boheme at 8:40 am on April 2, 2012.
Categories: Food from around the World. Tags: .

A couple of weeks before last Easter, my mother-in-law offered me a book with various egg decorating techniques. My attention was immediately caught by the Ukrainian Easter eggs or the so-called “Pysanky” (pysanka for singular). They were so pretty and looked so intricate. I had to try this technique. There was only one small problem. […]

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 […]

Tikvenik – Phyllo Dough Filled with Sweet Pumpkin

Posted by La Boheme at 2:33 am on October 17, 2011.
Categories: DessertsFood from around the World. Tags: .

You didn’t think I’d skip the season and would be the only food blogger not to post a recipe involving pumpkin, did you? I know, I know, I made you wait for it a while. But, sometimes you’ve got to wait for the good things, right? And this recipe… well, this recipe is really good. […]


Posted by La Boheme at 12:47 pm on June 13, 2011.
Categories: DessertsFood from around the World.

Baklava is a fascinating dessert. Despite its simplicity, there are so many recipe versions for making it. And, despite its simplicity, it is actually possible to fail creating a tasty baklava. Just go into most ordinary shops: they’ll sell you a dry, flavorless imitation of baklava. A real shame. Baklava – when successful – has […]

Icelandic Summer Skyr Tart,
Chocolate Version

Posted by La Boheme at 11:56 pm on April 18, 2011.
Categories: Food from around the WorldTarts. Tags: .

If you follow my personal blog, you must know I recently started my MBA. Well, two weeks ago, I had my first exam and research paper due and guess what? I used my rather “recent” experience with Iceland (check out my trip post and pictures here) to help me come up with a subject and […]

“Junk Food” in Paris: Macarons & Mille-feuille from Pierre Hermé

Posted by La Boheme at 10:53 am on December 17, 2010.
Categories: Food from around the World. Tags: .

Hello, hello everyone! Yes, I know I haven’t been updating you with new recipes, but believe me, it’s not due to the lack of desire or of cooking! Instead, I am paying a “brief” visit to my relatives in France. In other words, I’m gone from California  for a month. My journey started with a […]