There is nothing like cooking a meal that someone else can enjoy. It takes a lot of skill and practice, but cooking can be very rewarding. It can be intimidating for first-time cooks, but with the right planning, it doesn’t have to be. First, make sure the kitchen is stocked
Welcome to Buffet Bar. My name is Ben and this is my humble little blog, where I combine my two passions in life: food and travel.
I started out experimenting with cooking at quite a young age really. My father was a sous chef at a local Italian near where I grew up, so he encouraged me to help him with simple tasks in the kitchen, mainly as a way to keep me occupied. I think he was worried I might end up becoming a naughty teenager messing about in the street if I wasn’t occupied with something – and I suppose he was probably right.
It’s not something I talk about much, but I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). So, having ADD growing up made it quite difficult for me to concentrate and sometimes fit in, so having a focus like cooking really did help me navigate my teenage years.
I then worked with him part-time in the kitchen in my late teens to earn some extra money, which I actually really enjoyed doing in hindsight.
Though my working life is now completely different and can be quite hectic, I do still like to come home and use those skills I picked up to cook something delicious – it’s therapeutic if nothing else! Exploring new dishes and flavours can be really rewarding, and it doesn’t have to be complicated either. All you need to do is follow a recipe and buy the right ingredients, and the rest is easy. You’re bound to make mistakes, but that’s all part of the fun of it. However, I’m a big fan of zero-waste, so I recommend starting with simple recipes that are hard to mess up to avoid wasting too much food.
To get you started, I hope to share some of my favourite, easy recipes on my blog to help you out.
I’m also big on travelling, so when I do get chance, I like exploring the culture and food of lots of different countries. I would say my favourite place to visit is Japan because they serve such delicious dishes and the culture is fantastic! You can easily immerse yourself and soak up the generations-old traditions.
So, what can you expect to find at Bufffet Bar? Well, as you might have guessed, I will be covering anything vaguely food-related, travel tips and maybe touching on some diet-related content, as it’s important to stay healthy. However, I will still enjoy a treat every now and then – even if it’s not the best for me (so I might not always be the best role model). But life is too short not to enjoy good food!
So, stay tuned for what interesting content I have on offer for you…