About No Recipe Tonight

My name is Carolina, and I'm delighted to have you join me on this home culinary adventure. You love to understand the "why" behind recipes to create your own twists? You are in good company!

Portrait of the blog's author, Carolina, smiling to the camera in Tuscany.

My passion for creating original recipes based on the ingredients available in my home fridge has inspired me to develop simple yet delicious meals that can be prepared on a weeknight basis for my family. As a working mom with a 2-year-old and a newborn, I understand the importance of quick, satisfying, and flavorful dishes that can be prepared even with a child tugging at your apron strings.

Born and raised in France with Italian and German roots, I currently reside in beautiful Switzerland. My diverse cultural background has shaped my home cooking style, and I'm eager to share my daily process of creating unique flavors and experiences with you.

My approach is centered on empowering you to become your own home personal chef, free to improvise in the kitchen without relying solely on recipes. Are you ready to embark on a journey of culinary exploration with No Recipe Tonight? To guide you through the process, this food blog is divided into three main sections: Learnings, Recipes, and Food for Thoughts.  

Learnings: This section delves into the understanding of the five basic tastes, the flavor profiles of specific ingredients, and essential cooking techniques. From exploring the nuances of umami to mastering the art of cutting and utilizing a stainless steel pan, Learnings equip you with the knowledge to become a confident and creative cook.

Recipes: As an extension of the Learnings, Recipes provide practical exercises to put your newfound knowledge and techniques into practice. While the recipes serve as a foundation, I encourage you to improvise and remain agile in the kitchen, adapting the dishes to suit your personal taste and preferences.

Food for Thoughts: A melting pot of culinary musings, this section offers insights, opinions, and experiences to enrich your understanding of food and cooking. From restaurant visits to thought-provoking discussions, Food for Thoughts is a space for engaging with the wider food community.  

While it might be tempting to jump straight into the Recipes, I encourage you to delve into the Learnings first. This section is the key to unlocking a deeper understanding of the principles underlying your favorite dishes. For example, recognizing that tomatoes are umami ingredients that can be brightened with the addition of mint will enhance your appreciation of the layers of flavor in a simple tomato sauce recipe.

As you embark on this culinary journey with No Recipe Tonight, I hope you find inspiration and joy in the process of learning, experimenting, and developing your unique style as a home cook. Embrace the freedom to create, improvise, and delight in the delicious dishes you prepare in your own kitchen. Happy cooking!

ps: Hope you enjoy the impressionist style paintings you will find throughout the blog. They were all created with the DALL-E AI

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Hi there, I am Carolina. Open space corporate worker by day and creative cook by night. I am Italian and German originally but currently living in Switzerland. I am fascinated to understand how the great chefs think. On this blog, I am sharing my own experiments to create my own delicious dishes for my husband, my little 2 year old, and family & friends.
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