Welcome to Food in Color
Hi, my name is Gene. A pleasure to meet you.
I joyfully share my cooking experiences with you and my love for taking photos. I love to play with ingredients and to test recipes to make them healthy and delicious.
I was not a natural cook but my love for being in the kitchen has grown strong. My nose in a recipe book is a happy place and my imagination goes wild with alternatives as well as an appreciation for the art of the recipe creator. I am passionate about real food that fuels life without feeling restricted. My flavor bible is my friend.
The dining room table and gathering friends together is life giving and the best part about food. We all need to eat but sharing food with people makes the fondest of memories. We eat with our eyes so I am always looking for ways to make the setting and the food look beautiful.
I grew up in a relaxed port city in South Africa and get to call the magnificent city of Chicago home. When serving food at a restaurant during my college days was when I started to admire well-presented foods.
As my family grew with the birth of our first child I went from corporate career lady and pilates studio owner and teacher to… yep that’s what it felt like. Nothing. I picked up some freelance work and kept my brain in the game but there was something missing. Something CREATIVE. Little did I know that I could roll many of my so called misfit passions into one place. Ta-da, food blogging I love you.