Edie Dourleijn is a former picky eater that now teaches people how to cook good food. Edie gets her inspiration from all over the world, and mixes and matches styles, techniques and flavors. She loves the way they use vegetables in the Mediterranean countries, herbs and spices in the Middle East, legumes in the Americas, potatoes in her home country The Netherlands, and getting to know American food. You could say, she feels pretty at home here in California!
How long have you been working with Big City Chefs?
Since July 2016
If I were a spice, I would be…
Fennel seeds. Doesn’t go with everything, but very well with some things.
My favorite local purveyors, artisans, and farmers:
I love to explore all kinds small business for new ingredients to play with, from farm stands to supermarkets bringing in food from all over the world.
What I love about cooking and hospitality…
You know those parties where everyone ends up in the kitchen? I can have those
What are your top three go-to pantry items?
Garlic, lemon and parsley. (But no need to choose here, you should see my pantry. As a friend once said: “You really do have everything!”)