Hello and welcome to Can Kim Cook.
Nothing makes me happier than searching through recipes and creating something comforting from scratch. I believe that every recipe tells a story and I’m fascinated by other peoples stories.
I’m a self-taught, haphazard, well-meaning home cook. Despite my passion for cooking and baking, I’m far from a natural in the kitchen. I rely heavily on a good tried and tested recipe. I once tried to make some flapjacks for my family in South Africa and they were so bad that when I tried to give them to the monkeys at the bottom of the garden they wouldn’t even eat them.
Can Kim Cook is a collection of my favourite recipes inspired by my Nana, Mum, friends, cook books, websites and blogs that I believe are ‘Kim-proof’.
I hoard recipes but I often find my favourites are the ones that are recommended to me. Each week I’ll share a recipe along with its origin and story. I’ll also share my cooking mishaps in the hopes that someone may know what I’m doing wrong and can help. Sabrina Gaynor, a Persian chef recently said that a smart person learns from other peoples mistakes, and I hope you can learn from mine.
This blog is very new and I’m learning every day. You’ll find lots of typos and the odd blurry photo (most photos are taken on my phone) and maybe I won’t explain something as well as I’d like to – if you spot anything, please email me.
Thanks again for stopping by, I hope you’ll be inspired by one of the recipes here. If you would like to share a recipe and its story with me, I’d love to try it. Please contact me using the contact page.
Recipes are nomads – they travel from one person to the next and, like Chinese whispers, they change a bit each time they pass. – Honey and Co.