I am Laure-Sophie, French/Belgian kind of expatriate living in the Eternal city…Roma, with my two kids and their dad, A. also named le centurion. In the near past I used to be a researcher in oceanography. But then everything changed when I arrived to Italy. Kids, crisis, 2 ingredients to keep me at home and find some new « activities ».
I do absolutely not come from gourmet family. Indeed my mother asked me where I got that interest for cooking and pastry I even admit that when I was a student and living on my own, I absolutely never spent my free time at cooking. The first years after I finished all the meals that my mother cooked for me, I used to eat lot, Lot! of pasta (with any kind of sauce that I could buy…brrr I still have shivers thinking about it) and tuna (what I can not see and eat anymore). Slowly I started to cook but nothing exceptional. I had my quiche period, then tajine’s one, vegetarian’s one… bla bla bla…
To get short, after we (le centurion and I) finally had our appartment (haaaa the italian punctuality!) , I had to face the inevitable… my mother in law Nora. A. started to bring back food prepared by her (le centurion è un po’ mammone diciamo Nora is just an amazing cook, she is very attentive on the food she buy and cook. So I had to face a big challenge, and that’s how I started to cook.
I had some food books to start with and internet. It’s from the last one I got the virus and started my own foodblog Croissant&Parmesan.
Where do I get my inspiration from:
All the recipes that are here are inspired from food revues, books and sometimes some foodblogs. I always tried to adapt it to our tastes, to bring them something new. If it happens (and it does) that I do not modify them then I always mention their source. With regards to the pictures, I learned checking at some food photographers portfolio (they are mentioned in the links page). But with time it is also my own inspiration, coming from my mood, what the recipe is telling me, what’s the story around the recipe.
And yes! all the pictures here are done by myself. Moreover, photos are my property. It’s my work, I spent time on it. So you ask me before taking them, please! (otherwise I will send you the centurion, capito??!!)
About advertising, I do not do advertising nor I am partner for some products brand. To my best all the products that I cook or use are local organic food (from a farm or if I can not buy local it is organic food from the supermarket with some exceptions!). So there is no chance that I will post an article or prepare a recipe specially for a brand! (even if prizes are really really interesting…well if you consider to offer me the last kitchenaid, preferably pink I migh reconsider this point ;-))
And if you still want to learn a little bit more about me you can check out this page!
If you would like to contact me you can email me at:
lauresophie (at) lauresophie (dot) com