It’s not every day this blog welcomes a new contributor, so these are exciting times at Super Kitchen Machine!
I first met Jules at a neighbourhood potluck party about three years ago. We instantly bonded over a shared appreciation for savory foods as well as the nuances of diverse food cultures and food trends. Jules was visiting from Germany at that time but still we managed to become fast foodie friends. On return visits she was quick to offer a helpful hand in the Kitchen Kit shop and has become a reliable behind-the-scenes support amidst the
chaos busyness that comes with maintaining this blog.
Jules is long overdue to make an appearance on these pages. I know friends of this blog will welcome and value her fresh perspectives on Thermomix culture and cooking as much as I do. Watch for her contributions in the form of recipes and Thermomix news from around the world.
about Thermomix blogger Jules, in her own words…
Being German I should have known about the Thermomix all along – but I somehow missed that train. My grandmother was always all about her Vorwerk vacuum cleaner, but we never had a Thermomix in the house. It was my mom who ran a little catering business, taught me about good food, and turned me into one of the “worst” foodies in my social circle.
And through this, well, let’s call it necessity of mine to talk about food and to cook for my friends, I stumbled upon the Thermomix about three years ago – and on a small island in Canada of all places.
My first Thermomix meals were actually all mixed to excellence by Helene, who’d become famous in our circle of friends for her kale chips. Oh, and the caponata! The basil sorbet! So I was immediately intrigued by the source of these delicacies.
Soon enough, back in Germany, I realized how many people around me owned at least an older model of the TM, passed on from their mothers — sometimes even grandmothers.
After immersing myself more and more into the TM world, I couldn’t wait any longer, and decided to make my first long-term-investment. (I don’t own a car, I don’t even know how to drive.) All I knew at the time was that getting a TM had become a top-priority – and now I can’t imagine a life without. Learning to perfect my cooking with the Thermomix is proving to be a worthwhile and fun ride…
My cooking style is defined by the things that get me through my days and my life. Travelling, friends and family, outdoors. I have lived all over Europe and Canada, in places heavily influenced by cuisines different to the ones you might expect. Lebanese, Turkish, Japanese, Vietnamese dishes are my go-to every day meals, yet often enough influenced by my German background and my love for healthy food. I love soups, salads and fermented foods, but am trying out more and more baked and sweet dishes as well. You will find me posting recipes inspired by all of this, my travels, and the people around me. I look forward to getting to know the international TM community and to share my delicious adventures with you.