Welcome to my culinary website!
My name’s Kateryna Maznikova, and I’m a certified cook (Rouxbe Professional Cook Certification) and a professional banker : )
I’m originally from South Ukraine and a few years ago my family and I moved to Vienna, where I currently live, work and create. Culinary is my way of exploring the world and expressing myself. Being in a constant search for new tastes, stories, techniques, and senses, I’ve recently realized what culinary actually means in terms of the modern world and my life. It can be described in three words: Taste. Respect. Harmony. Let me now explain what I mean:
Whatever diets and trends, food must be delicious and it will be if one chooses the right ingredients and cooking techniques.
You should respect yourself: your body, soul and mind. Don’t overeat, don’t eat junk food (or at least not too often : )), get not only nutrients from your food but also knowledge, inspiration, and delight;
Respect food – buy less but better-quality food from reliable suppliers, plan your meal, minimize food waste, respect nature, and human labor;
Respect people surrounding you and try your hardest to make food pleasurable – mind your table manners, lay a beautiful table, cook for and with your family and loved ones, invite friends to yours, treat them with good food, host breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and other kinds of parties:).
In the modern world, there is an abundance of ready nutrition plans, processed food, and over-enhanced tastes. The world responds to this abundance with extreme and unordinary diets. What diet is right for you? In fact, it’s quite easy. You should plan your diet according to the season, place where you live, your emotional and physical condition, state of your mind, lifestyle and your level of physical activity.
Taste. Respect. Harmony. is my view on a healthy nutrition in the modern world.
Here you will find various recipes (with photos taken by me) from different countries and periods, both easy and complex, and suitable for different diets. Each recipe has its own story, cooking technique, and all of them can be cooked at home.
Welcome and let your cooking be pleasant and interesting!