I’m Anne and I’m a food addict. Always planning the next thing that will be on my plate, I get particularly excited by spicy Thai food, proper fish and chips and anything that has rhubarb or cinnamon in it. Whenever I have some free space in my diary, I jump on a plane to eat my way around the world. The first thing I devour when I’m back in Luxembourg is a Rieslingspaschtéit.
Food has always been an obsession of mine. When I was little I was in the Scouts. And every honourable little scout had to get these badges for their uniforms, you know, like the “First Aid Badge”, the “Sports Badge” etc, you get the idea. Right, and the other day I stumbled upon my old uniform, and I realized that I only ever received two badges! And guess what they were?! The “Cooking Badge” and the “Reporter Badge”. I think I was destined to become a food journalist!
I started “Anne’s Kitchen” as a food blog in February 2010, to share my growing recipe collection. Back then, I worked as a journalist in London, and I dreamed of turning my career towards food journalism. Little did I know that creating this blog would lead me on the path to becoming the most influential food personality in Luxembourg, with my own TV show, a handful of cookbooks under my belt and travelling to embassies around the world as Luxembourg’s (inofficial) food ambassador!
My food was initially heavily influenced by London, where I lived for 12 years. It stared as a mix of British recipes and eclectic food from London’s innumerable international communities. Over time, my recipes evolved, focusing a lot of the flavours I discovered on my travels around the world. Coming back from food heavens like Thailand, Japan, Israel, Berlin or Barcelona, I would spend time in my little kitchen creating new recipes that included far-away flavours and techniques. These days, based in Luxembourg and my tastes have changed. I find myself more and more turning towards seasonal and local ingredients, searching for the flavours of my childhood and trying to understand my food heritage. I’m still putting my ‘little twist’ on all my recipes, but I feel more grounded and connected to the food around me.
I would describe my approach to cooking like magpie collecting flavours. I pick up inspiration wherever I go and I create easy recipes that are accessible and that are guaranteed to work.
By now I have published 5 cookbooks and filmed over 8 seasons of my cooking / travel TV show (which has been running for almost 10 years on RTL Télé Lëtzbuerg). I have created a Luxembourg-shaped cookie cutter, and I have my own wine (a Pinot Gris made by Caves Desom) to accompany my food.
Lastly, a shout-out to Luxembourg’s ever-growing expat community, who I hope to welcome to my little country through my food adventures. I hope my work brings Luxembourg’s food and culture a bit closer to you and I am so honoured to know that my TV show is being used by many expats to learn Luxembourgish!
For me cooking is all about sharing and enjoying life. I hope I can continue for many more years doing this work I love, and inspire you to cook good food, wherever you are in the world!
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