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My brothers and I.

Hello everyone! My name is Fatima, also known as Faye to basically just the internet. I’m 27 and experiencing a quarter-life crisis everyday. I have loved food ever since I can remember. My mom always teases me and says, “I eat to live, but you live to eat.” I can’t say she’s wrong…

     I’m a proud foodie and have no issue admitting it. My love for food goes beyond just liking to eat. I love what food does for people. It can cure people. It can bring people together. It can make dreams come true. It can take away the sadness and pain, even if it’s just for a moment. Food is powerful. I think people are just now beginning to realize that with this foodie revolution that is happening on social media. 

       My love for food is simple. I’ve always loved the craft of making food and the joy it gives people. I remember being a bit too attached to my Easy Bake Oven, as a kid. I wore that thing out. I remember growing up, spending so many days in the kitchen with my mom, aunts and grandmothers, just watching and soaking up knowledge from them.  I remember being glued to the screen watching Julia Child, Alton Brown or Emeril Lagasse. Most importantly, I remember all the big family gatherings we’ve had where food has been at the epicenter. I’m lucky, because I have had this passion from a really young age. Some people have to go decades before finding their passion. I’m blessed in that I’ve always known. So, it only made sense that when I grew up a bit, that I’d pursue that passion.

Years later, I attended culinary school for a couple of years, where my main area of study was baking and pastries. After culinary school, I began to work in the food industry. I’ve worked at a hotel, bakeries, restaurants and more. Though, I eventually had to leave the industry due to health issues, I don’t regret my time in it for a moment. I’ve learned so much through my time in the industry and I’m so happy that I have a platform to share the knowledge I’ve learned along the way and things I’m still acquiring every day.  When I left the culinary industry, I knew I wanted to keep the craft of food in my life somehow. That’s how this blog came to be. 

The goal of the blog is very simple. Besides giving me a creative outlet, I wanted to share what I know and the new stuff I learn daily. My intention was to create an online platform where both newbies and foodies can communicate and enjoy the content. The goal is to build a foodie community and I believe we’re working towards that goal daily.

Outside of my blogger life, I love spending time with my family and friends. Cherish your loved ones, because life is too short! I love to cook/bake…well duh! I really enjoy reading and traveling. More broadly, I love learning. I make it a goal to learn something new every single day. I believe if you’re not learning, you’re not growing. I love to get involved in my local community, though, I wish I had more time to do so more often. 

So, I’ll end this page with one of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes:
 “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”
Food is my passion and I’m so honored I can share my passion with all of you! Thank you for all your support over these last few years. I appreciate it beyond what I can express. Thank you!

 

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