Hi, my name is Julie. I started this blog as a way to chronicle all my family recipes and recipes that I find appealing. I am not a professional chef, I just have a passion for good food.
My love of food probably comes from my father (the best cook I know). This man starts cooking at 8 in the morning, just for the love of making something your taste buds will go ga-ga for. I sometimes think that he retired to the South of France just for the quality food markets. He is definitely my inspiration. Many recipes you will find here come from his repertoire of 100′s of recipes. Some recipes are old family recipes, some are adaptations of recipes to make them different or better.
Every recipe you find here is tested in my kitchen and photographed by me. I am not a chef or a food stylist. I photograph the cooking process, and the food right before it’s eaten. I try to keep it real, no fancy styling. What you see is what you eat.
If it’s not good, you won’t find it here, but you will find all things “Food” at Gourmetcentric, including techniques, tools, and even unique places that have something worthy to write about. I encourage your feedback and any questions. Hopefully my format is clear and concise enough so that the first timer can pull it off.