I am Sophie and I write a food blog, A Kitchen in Uganda, where I cook, share kitchen experiences, food stories and recipes. A kitchen in Uganda (AKIU) is a food blog that chronicles my adventures in the kitchen. It aspires to highlight local produce; especially indigenous harvest by turning it into scrumptious enjoyable meals with a modern twist.
I am not a trained chef but have always wanted to go to culinary school. I was once taking a course in Hotel and Restaurant management but changed to do BBA with emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Currently I am finalizing my degree while blogging at the same time. Hopefully, in the future, I will go to culinary school.
Being a food enthusiast, I have always been fascinated by food and the process it goes through from raw material to the finished meal. I want to bring to light this process of food preparation, this part of the world, the foods we eat and how we get creative with what we have. Also, I love cooking and being in the kitchen.
I cook in my parents’ kitchen for now with hopes to get my own soon. I occasionally make just enough money to keep the blog running mainly through sponsored posts and recipe development.
Those who know what it is that I do take me seriously although it is still hard for most people to grasp the fact that I cook food take pictures of it and put it online. And yes, I have been asked to get a ‘real’ job many times, especially since I am in the job seeking age bracket.
I would like to cook for my Culinary Arts Science and Nutrition lecturer who inspired me to cook (among many others) and to do it creatively. I would probably cook something that includes either sticky rice or cassava and coconut milk. I am sure she would love it.
Ten years from now I see myself with a well established product line, a book in the works and cooking workshops.