My name is Shira and I am a mother and a wife. Over the years, out of my love to cultures and people, I’ve traveled different countries and regions around the world: India, Nepal, Thailand, Morocco, the Middle East, Greece, Spain, the Balkans, and more When I arrive to a new place, what I particularly like is to try to remove my “tourist” way of thinking and try to really get the sense of the area , the culture and the people, as if I were local . With love and respect. I believe that the best way to connect to people and to really understand a culture is through its kitchen: through the spices, markets, different dishes, smells and flavors. Because I love to cook I’m often interested in different cultures cousin: I explore, taste, smell, experience and of course take pictures. Fortunately, I made good friends all over the world through my desire to learn and experience local cooking. I try to share this loves with the readers who also love culture and people, who wants to experience authentic cooking and believe as I do, that food is made with love. Enjoy the culinary journey!
What inspires you to write?
I love to cook!
But first cooking for me is not just a “task”, its much more than an ingredients and a method.
Cooking for me is something almost spiritual: it involves all the senses and requisites qualities as patience, openness and love 🙂
That’s why I am most inspired by regional and oriental cooking; it’s like going on a journey and travel- through the food, i get to know the culture, history and people of a place.
I think the kitchen is the best way to get to know a place and its culture and off course food is one best way to connect people; eating or cooking together.
Since I love to travel, through out the years I learned a lot about different cousins and i have gained a lot of cooking experience. I enjoy it so much that I love to share it with others!
Tell us about your writing process.
My experience tought me that you should write about things you love and understand. If you are not enjoying the process if writing than you might have chosen the wrong topic…
Adding to that its always great to surround your self with 2-3 people you trust that have the ability and can read your book, comment, proofread and edit until you rich the final and perfect outcome.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write about the things you love. You should enjoy the process.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I choose to self publish my book. I can’t advaice all authors to do the same because I think it depens on the author and the types of books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope to create more books. I hope to share the love of cooking with others and help more people to discover the joy of cooking.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
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