Melaine was one of the first HomeyCook clients, she had an awesome cooking class with Dasha and guess what?
She decided to open her Kitchen in Paris, planning a trip to France? Don`t forget to put a cooking class with Melaine in your travel bucket list.
How you made the decision to study gastronomy?
I was actually going to study political sciences after high school, but I then decided that I needed a more concrete job, something that could make me travel as well. I used to bake a lot at that time and loved it, so I just followed my intuition and here I am, living my passion.
As a traveler and one of the first people to use the homeycook to explore local food, what did you think of the concept?
I was really happy when Herlan approched me on couchsurfing to explain to me his concept. I was really looking forward to it. It’s an amazing way to meet new people and discover local food, in a fun spirit. I learned a lot from Dasha, discovered new vegs and dishes that I have never heard of in my country. I’m going to travel a lot in the next few months and I really hope I’ll get to enjoy this experience again; because as a chef, I’m not just travelling for the monuments or the history, but also for new tasty food experience.
A short brief of what you are going to cook with your guests in Paris?
When I’ll welcome people in my place in Paris for a Homeycook experience, I would like to share with them my mother’s recipe. Mum’s food is the most cumforting and brings back sweet childhood memories. It’s mainly traditional French dishes; for example Burgundy beef (beef with red wine sauce), or veal blanquette (veal in a creamy sauce), or maybe fish and vegs steamed in papillotes. As for the desert, my all time favorite is apple pie or quatre-quarts (really moist and buttery cake).