Chez (pronounced: sheh) roughly translates from French to “in the home of” and Sasha is my name, which is diminutive for Alexandra. I am Ukranian-born, Brooklyn-raised, and currently in my early 20′s.
Food has been a passion of mine since I was a child. While the other kids watched Spongebob, I watched 30-Minute Meals. In high school, while the other girls read Cosmopolitan and perfected their “5-Minute Smokey Eye,” I was reading Cooking Light and Gourmet, trying to hone other skills. I simply became mesmerized by discovering new ingredients and cuisines that we didn’t have back in Ukraine. Eventually, a friend suggested that I start a blog to have an outlet for my obsession, and now, four years and two domain name changes later, here I am – chez moi.
Cooking is more than a hobby; it’s therapy (trust me, there are few things in life that good boeuf bourguignon or a freshly-baked pound cake can’t fix). And this website is more than a blog; it’s my own little world that only I get to curate and it is very dear to me. Writing it allows me to share stories, and with those stories I hope to start conversations and connect with people all over the world. Even if I never get to be the Leandra Medine of the food blogosphere, at least I’ll have had a really good time.
So welcome to my virtual home. I hope you like it here. Don’t be shy and drop me a line!
Header design by Sergey Yeremenko; Photography by Alex Goldis