Welcome to Silk Road Recipes!
At Silk Road Recipes, my focus is to share with you my passion and experience in cooking some of my all time favorite foods from along the ancient Silk Road. I've been cooking these foods for family and friends for years. From the Mediterranean, Middle East and Persia to India and China, these amazing ethnic foods bring with them years of history and heritage and I hope to honor them by sharing them with you.
This is why Silk Road Recipes came about. I'll be bringing you sweet and savory recipes using traditional ingredients (with the occasional substitution) and techniques (with possible modern day short cuts)!
Some of you may recognize me from my other food site, Kevin Is Cooking, which focuses on all things Tex Mex, Mexican and BBQ with a variety of American and European classics. I hope you follow along here and try these wonderful foods!
Serving Big Flavor Recipes from China to the Mediterranean
About Kevin, the cook behind Silk Road Recipes
I was bitten by the cooking bug as a kid cooking and baking along side my mom in San Francisco. As a teenager, I took an ROP course in Restaurants in Marin County, California learning about the front and back of the house. I quickly learned tips and tricks in the kitchen from a red haired, French chef named Gerard. He taught me the basics of making a roux to soups, salad dressings, beurre blancs and other beginner classics and baking techniques. It piqued in me a secret talent and a way to express myself. It was a fantastic crash course that lit the fire for me.
I then went on to work in restaurants and catering in San Diego; from small gastronomic eateries like Piret's to large restaurants like La Valencia in La Jolla and for the largest catering company in San Diego circa mid-'80s, The Carriage Trade, for several years. It was all hands on training and I learned a lot. I've even gone on to take a course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France a few years ago.
Life intervened, but I never really stepped away from the stove. I worked the corporate life for a while in design so I could have a better schedule. While I excelled and worked, my passion was just not in it.
Now I live the cooking life every day up in Oregon, inspired by my international pantry. My love for travel and trying new cuisines from cultures near and far has led me to explore Mexico, Europe and the Mediterranean, Turkey, Egypt (twice), China, India, Australia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.
Work With Me
Recipe Development/Sponsored Posts
I'd be honored to work with your brand to create recipes using your products and to photograph the recipes and showcase them on my blog, and/or on your website. Reach out and email me via the Contact page, or review my Work With Me page with rates, stats and more information of brands I works with.
I love working with brands long-term and am happy to negotiate year-long or longer-term contracts. Reach out and email me via the Contact page, or review my Work With Me page with rates, stats and more information of brands I works with.
Brand Sponsored Travel
I'd be happy to represent your brand and travel to various events, conferences, headquarters, and to share my experiences with my readers through blog posts, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Reach out and email me via the Contact page, or review my Work With Me page with rates, stats and more information of brands I works with.