Soffia Wardy has lived in several countries and traveled to even more to experience local cuisines and customs. The Art of Living Well is her blog about Style, Food, Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating and Travel.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH SOFFIA WARDY
2019 US Wellness Meats Featured Chef Q&A
Tell us about yourself:
I’m a Food Blogger, Style Maker, and Cook. I Entertain, Travel and Write to Inspire Your Senses.
I have lived in several countries: Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico. Through my travels, I have honed my cooking skills and love to experiment with new ideas, global ingredients, and techniques. I’m passionate about maintaining a well-stocked pantry. I love to whip up a great meal almost as much as I enjoy planning an elaborate dinner party.
How did you get involved in cooking?
My grandparents and parents always cooked at home. I developed a passion early on for quality ingredients, entertaining and sharing my table with friends and family.
Describe your cooking style:
My cooking is focused on developing recipes for entertaining inspired by my travels using locally sourced ingredients.
How did you learn about grass-fed meats?
To find the finest, healthy ingredients, I am always on the hunt for the best purveyors, butchers, and farmers. I came across US Wellness Meats several years ago, the quality of their meats and service is incredible.
What is your favorite recipe featuring grass-fed meat?
Lamb Pistachios Kafta-Kebab Wraps
You’re stranded on a desert island; luckily, you’re stranded with your top 5 ingredients and one must-have kitchen tool:
Maldon Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chile Crunch, Grass-Fed Butter, Grass-Fed Beef and a Global Classic Chef’s Knife
Best cooking secret/tip/piece of advice you’ve learned:
Start with the best ingredients, season well, taste and adjust. Presentation and flavor are equally important, and a pinch of love is a must.
What’s your favorite quote/song for culinary inspiration (if any)?
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”
Anything else you want to share?
I believe that food unites us! Some of us enjoy cooking, and some of us enjoy eating. Many of us enjoy both, it would be a waste of an opportunity to eat poorly.
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