Hello world, welcome to Merci Mama, a blog dedicated to sharing my love of food and cooking with you. I’m Jules, a foodophile (fyi I hate the word foodie) from the moment I could eat solid foods. From Melbourne Australia, with a Japanese mum and a Maltese dad, there was no question that loving food was in my genes.
That’s me in the photo getting intimate with my first red velvet cupcake in Austin, Texas, sooo good! I have just returned from a year of travelling around the world with my man (the Dr) and having had the opportunity to eat amazingly delicious dishes from so many different cultures coupled with being away from my kitchen for so long, I am inspired to go nuts in the kitchen and document these adventures.
So why is the blog called Merci Mama you ask? This blog is a bit of a dedication to my mum who really by far and away is the best cook I know. I have such great memories of her whipping up three course dinners every night and having the amazing ability to recreate dishes exactly that she had eaten in restaurants. Unfortunately she’s no longer here but when I’m in the kitchen I feel connected to her.
I don’t claim to be a writer nor a photographer, so you will have to forgive me for some crap photos taken with my broken point-and-shoot/iphone and any spelling/grammatical errors. I am doing my best so no haters ok?