About Us

Updated on November 20, 2022

A couple behind Cooking Journey Blog. Looking on the sunset.

Hey Cooking Journeyer! Thanks for stopping at our blog. We are Alina and Dmitry, foodies, who create elegant and tasty dishes from scratch without special equipment. We share easy and delicious recipes to inspire your own cooking journey!

On the Cooking Journey blog you will find step by step recipes for every day or special occasion like Birthday or Date night Dinner. Many seasonal recipes from scratch, including salads, main and side dishes, snacks and appetizers, pizza and bread, soups and sauces, AMAZING desserts and cakes – everything we tried and loved!

You can find many vegetarian and vegan recipes that both of us include in our every day meal prep.

Most of the recipes are small batch and include calories. You can regulate the size of portions in the recipe card. Thoughtful instructions and video recipes will help you enjoy cooking journey and delicious end result!

We love trying new recipes, different cuisines, including European, Mediterranean and Asian. We have diverse recipe collection on Cooking Journey blog.

We are not professional chefs and photographers, but we make the things we love to see, to eat and cook again! We constantly learn by our experience, since we started the blog in 2017.

For example, Entrecote a la Bordelaise is inspired by our travel to France.

This is cooking journey that we want to share with you: food ideas and recipes that turned out enjoyable for us, and we hope – for you too!

We are always happy, if you share your feedback with us in the comments or tag us on socials.

If you have any question about the recipe, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Who are we?

Alina, main recipe developer and creator, social media manager and blog posts writer:

“Making food makes me happy. I am always excited to try something new, never make the same recipe many times again (unless it’s really good). The main concern for me is that good food ends up very fast, no matter how many hours are spent in the kitchen. That is why I started to take pictures of food – at first with the phone, but now with DSLR camera for better quality and details – to remember the feeling and the moment…

Getting older (I’m in my 30s now), I feel I want to create more easy recipes for every day, however I am passionate about desserts. We are both determined idea persons. And while Dmitry does technical things on the website or edits videos and pictures for the blog, I craft cooking skills by spending time in my small kitchen, where Vanilla Cake and Neapolitan Cake come to life.

Who’s always to end the meal with Desserts like me? 😉 I love having a dessert for breakfast.

To my mind, food is power that brings together people and leaves great memories… memories that you can taste. For example, Walnut cookies is one of the first recipes that I made in my childhood with my mum. Every time I make them I remember those precious moments and feelings that I shared with my relatives and friends.

There were so many photos of food on my phone and computer (even more than picture of me, haha). Cooking Journey blog is the perfect place to share my collection of tested good recipes!

My favorite recipe is Lemon Tart. I’ve tested a baked version and a no-bake version that turned out so well and beautiful. And also Coffee Panna Cotta was one of our first recipes on Youtube channel, but it was totally remade after a while to make a perfect version for this blog to share with you.

Fun fact: I wanted to be a candy seller in my childhood, but I had an allergy for certain sweet things. I thought I will grow older and finally eat all the candies in the shop! I grew out from my allergy, but now I am more conscious about eating healthy food. However, I still love sweet things, especially chocolate.”

Dmitry, responsible for video & photo making, website and main food critic for this blog:

“First of all I eat with my eyes, that is why plating and presentation are so important. That doesn’t always mean a sophisticated plating and complicating design, but we strive to make every dish look good. After that we take a food photo. We constantly improve photography skills, food styling and plating. As we take photos, make videos we always try new things, different angles, backgrounds, lightning etc. to better convey the mood and atmosphere of particular dish. Food photography and videography is challenging, but really interesting.

Of course, presentation is big thing, but flavor is even bigger. Delicious plate of food makes me happy. My food preferences are pretty diverse. On one side, I like modern flavor combinations that are beautifully presented, on the other side, I truly enjoy comfy food, served right from the oven on a big plate.”

Why Cooking Journey?

Because we like to explore as many food styles, cuisines, dishes as we can. Through this journey we want to try as many combinations of flavors, techniques and serving styles as we can, and inspire you to explore this wonderful world of cooking. Keep thriving!

By the way, we mostly eat healthy homemade food. That is why most of the time we share recipes that are not only delicious, but also healthy, which means using less sugar and flour, and more greens, fruits and yogurts!

Enjoy your cooking journey!

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