I’m Anna Rider. I write about food and photograph our kitchen creations. I do all the research on stories and daydream about food. We share recipes inspired by Chinese, French, and Kiwi cooking. My mission is to empower millennials to cook for themselves instead of getting take-out meals.
1. It’s healthier.
2. It’s cheaper.
3. It’s better for the environment.
I grew up in New Zealand with my mum’s delicious home cooking and spent many childhood hours at the Thai grocery store where she worked. Stocking fish sauce and Mama Tom Yum and INDOMIE Mi Goreng instant noodle packets were my first job at age 8. I worked alongside the fresh aromas of kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass in exchange for a bottle of soda.
After doing my studies in the US, I am still living in this country of abundance. I worked as a journalist before moving on to work at a tech company in San Francisco that helps Fortune 1000 companies organize their data. I started GarlicDelight.com with my husband Alex to flex my right brain, including documenting impossible-to-screw-up recipes and the importance of home cooking.
Garlic Delight is about rediscovering the lost art and delights of cooking amidst the daily stress and chaos of our lives.
Countless articles say that we’re cooking less and less. Baby boomers like to judge us, millennials, saying that we couldn’t fry an egg to save our lives.
Even the Wall Street Journal’s 2017 article, “Why Cooking Has Become a Lost Art”, is throwing us, millennials, under the proverbial bus:
“About 42% of millennials’ monthly food budget is spent on food prepared outside the home, more than any other generation, according to a survey of 1,500 U.S. consumers last year by Acosta. Millennials spent an average of $202 a month on food prepared outside the home last year, up from an average of $159 in 2015.” by “Why Cooking Has Become a Lost Art” by Julie Jargon and Heather Haddon from the Wall Street Journal
It’s about time to prove these naysayers wrong!!!
Garlic Delight is about taking time to cook simply and mindfully.
It’s about rekindling the passion in our lives, doing something for the sheer joy of it not because we have to but because we want to.
It’s about creating something amazing to share with another person.
It’s about finding joy in mistakes too, like when a dish doesn’t come together but we still learned something in the process.
Our mission is to empower millennials who are stressed, overworked, and limited in time to develop a home cooking habit they can enjoy. We hope it inspires you to (re)discover how home cooking can de-stress and energize you while becoming your secret SUPERPOWER. Visit us at garlicdelight.com
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