Welcome to my space!
I am Felicia, a Romanian - Canadian living in the beautiful countryside of Somerset in the United-Kingdom. I enjoy exploring different cuisines and ingredients, and I believe that cooking is both an art and a science that requires creativity, patience, and attention to detail.
I grew up near my grandmother - in the countryside somewhere in the south of Romania - who was an incredible cook and taught me the importance of using fresh, local ingredients to create delicious and healthy meals. Her influence has stayed with me throughout my life and has inspired me to travel the world and discover new culinary traditions.
I believe that using fresh, seasonal ingredients is key to making flavorful and healthy meals, and I make a conscious effort to incorporate seasonal produce in my recipes whenever possible.
But food is just one aspect of my life. I also believe that it's the little things that bring us the most happiness. That's why I strive to create comfortable and beautiful content that celebrates the small joys in life, from cozy home decor to gardening.
San Diego, California @Feli Chic'Cuisine
More about me
I started this website in 2012, when I was living in San Diego, California where I was inspired by the perfect sunny weather, but more importantly, by my desire to make a change in my life.
Moving from Montreal, Canada to sunny California was the perfect opportunity for that change. After years of working in the corporate world and having limited time for my family and myself, I decided it was time to pursue my passion and do something that I truly loved. I wanted to create a platform where I could share my stories and experiences related to food, from family traditions to travel adventures, that I hope will inspire you to appreciate the role of food in our lives.
I have had the privilege of living in several different countries throughout my life, each with their own unique food culture. One of the things I love most about exploring different food cultures is the way it offers a window into the heart of a place and its people. Food is an integral part of a country's cultural heritage, and every dish tells a story of the traditions, history, and values of the people who create it.
Living in different countries has also taught me the importance of being open-minded when it comes to life. Sharing a meal with someone is a universal experience that transcends language barriers and cultural differences.
Peles Castle Romania
When I am in the kitchen, I feel a deep connection to my grandmother, who taught me many recipes and techniques I use today, as well as my mother, who passed down her love of cooking special recipes to me.
I found myself more and more in the kitchen with my grandmother, watching her soft, arthritis-bent hands slowly drizzle flour to make the best bread I've ever eaten. Many wonderful memories came flooding back.
The Cotswolds @Feli Chic'Cuisine
What you will find here
In my virtual kitchen corner, you will find a variety of recipes, from simple and quick meals to more elaborate and elegant dishes that are perfect for special occasions.
Here, I want to share my love of cooking and baking with you and to inspire you to create your own culinary adventures. I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes, tips and tricks, as well as stories about my family's food traditions. The beauty of being in the kitchen is that there is room for interpretation and you can add your own touch to each recipe.
Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I hope you find inspiration and joy in my content. Let's cook, eat, and find happiness in the little things together!