Hello! Food has always been an integral part of my life. Growing up in Iran, Spain and the US (California), I was always surrounded by amazing food made by even more amazing women. My mother is the inspiration behind my love of cooking and hospitality. Ever since I can remember she’s been feeding everyone around her; friends, family, guests, neighbors and strangers. It’s only natural that I have followed in her footsteps.
I have been an avid traveler since college and have covered the world over, picking up culinary styles, recipes and flavors. I am now happy to share that knowledge with you. This is a labor of love and I want everyone to enjoy the same amazing flavors, ingredients and dishes I have enjoyed. I have no formal training and haven’t worked at any fancy restaurants. I know and understand ingredients, techniques and flavors. I’ve cooked with chefs across the world and have been cooking and feeding everyone around me for 20 years and hope to share my culinary experiences with you!
Although I prepare custom made menus for every client based on their particular tastes, my style, as the name suggests is very primitive. Dishes are prepared with minimal processing, the best ingredients available, using simple techniques; specializing in meats and seafood. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine also has a special place in my heart from my upbringing, and yearly visits to my second home, the Aegean sea, southern Turkey and the Greek Isles. I am also a master of American BBQ.
The Primitive Gourmet