Hi, I’m Natasha Celmi, a chef, food entrepreneur and a mum of two adorable boys. I currently live in Bangalore, India where I conduct culinary workshops. I believe anyone can cook and that cooking is something to be enjoyed and not a chore.
My emphasis is on quick, easy recipes using local ingredients. I try to minimise the use of processed ingredients. Good food should be a balance of flavour and nutrition using fresh seasonal produce.
My experience in the food industry started in 2005 with ‘Mama Mia’ a chain of gelato shops in India, offering gourmet artisan ice cream and desserts. I have been to culinary schools in Italy and Singapore and learned practically from chefs and experts of the industry.
While I enjoy all types of cuisines, I have a soft spot for the Italian and Mediterranean kitchen. I have learnt the art of simple but tasteful food from my Italian husband (also an excellent cook) and his family. I spend my time between India and Italy.
I hope you enjoy my recipes, articles and cooking tips.