I simply love food…
I love preparing food, cooking, baking and any type of kitchen activity (minus clearing the dishwasher). I love food shopping and menu writing and meal planning. I love looking at food, smelling and touching it, and of course I love eating food!
Doing all that just makes me happy in so many ways- my name is Huppit, I’m an Israeli-American, Jewish mother of three and an educator who happens to have a HUGE passion for food.
Food is amazing!
Just like a piece of challah bread soaking up the sauce of my plate, food has the ability to soak up happy, heart-warming memories from my childhood or from other life events.
My love for food and cooking started as a young child in my Savta’s (grandmother) kitchen, which was mostly identified with Tunisian cuisine, but was also influenced and infused by French and other Mediterranean cuisines. At a young age, I noticed that food has this magical power of bringing our family together and since then, all I wanted was to keep that magic in my life.
Today, food gives me an opportunity to be creative, and also to carry on with my family tradition and culture; it offers endless ideas and learning experiences as well as teaching opportunities and some real meaningful life moments.
Food has such a power to connect us.
How amazing it is to just be able to grasp it all with our senses; you just take a bite and a whole world can be formed in a matter of seconds… You don’t need to say a word, just take a bite and you already know the story, you already feel what the person next to you does in your own special way.
In my twenties when I just moved to the U.S., I remember meeting my very first roommate, who randomly happened to be from Tunisia (my grandparents’ place of origin); we immediately started talking about Tunisian dishes which brought huge smiles to our faces. After that it was much easier to decide who’s getting which room and how to cover the house chores… we instantly became life long friends.
I’m so happy to be able to share my huge passion and love for cooking traditional dishes as well as creating new ones. For me, it is so rewarding and fulfilling to be able to cook for my family, my Savta’s (grandma) traditional dishes on holidays, special events or just a regular Monday dinner.
Here, I would like to share with you my family dishes and love for food, for stories and tradition. I hope to be able to pass along our experiences with food, our feelings and emotions… my hope is that it will make you smile and feel good and if it will make you get in the kitchen and create something of your own, then I have earned my bread…