>> Monday, March 23, 2009
I'm an English into Spanish translator, who was a chemist for 15 years before actually becoming translator. I'm from Madrid, Spain, and at present I live in a small town North-West of Madrid with my family. I don't know if my chemist past has something to do with my present love for cooking... when I was in college a common way of teasing Chemistry students was to call us cooks... Absurd as an insult.
No, I believe my liking for cooking originates from my family, mostly from my mother and my paternal grandmother. My development has been slow though; I'll never be able to say, like I've seen in some other blogs, that I started to cook as a child... I was a late bloomer.
I have a partner who witnesses undisturbed how I stuff the house with loads of kitchen gadgets and artifacts and mountains of cookbooks. I will soon ask for his canonization. I'm also a mother of two boys that don't care for my cooking at all. Too bad for them. But still I've got some hope.
And in case you were interested in knowing why on earth I started to write this blog, I'm afraid I can't satisfy your curiosity, as I haven't got the faintest idea. I must admit it was a brilliant decision though, as I have a grand time cooking and photographing my dishes. I'm even learning XML, something I never even thought I would know how to pronounce...
Come on in and make yourselves comfortable, we can cook together.
(On a side note: as you might have noticed, English is not my mother tongue... please bear with me.)