Food is deeply rooted in the DNA of each society. It also has the power to bring people and cultures together and as such it allows to learn about each other’s traditions, celebrations and even parts of history. Just fascinating, at least I am.
My connection to food started when I was 8 years old and I would spend hours in the kitchen making cakes, cookies and baghrire (Moroccan pancakes) with my grandmothers . Few years later I started to cook main courses witch the family enjoyed or at least the impression they gave me 😅.
In my teens, my connection grew more and the idea of pursuing cooking as a profession started to develop. Growing up in a family where aspiring to be chef was frowned up on, I decided like most to please mom and dad and I ended up with an MBA in insurance law then working the 9 to 5 in the insurance industry. Pays the bills, met some good people and also met the love of my life.
Few years later, my husband was offered a job in Dubai and I figured perfect occasion to take time off, explore new region. Fast forward couple years and welcome parenthood, twin boys, double the joy and as much as a blessing it can be exhausting. Like all parents, we try to be good role models, teach learning never stops, do what you love and to be whoever you want to be.
As the twins grow and depend less on us, I have been able to rediscover my food passion and decided to follow my heart this time. Chef Dalila is the way forward.
As my passion for food grew more and more, and so is my passion for sharing the food I love with everyone, it became clear that the best way is via a blog. And as I said in the beginning, food brings people together from all various cultures so I am really hoping my blog can do the same.