Love at first bite
This the story of how 2 people met, fell in love, got married and built a startup. In a Summer day in 2010, a girl from Germany arrived in Seattle for a 6 month internship. After a few days, she met a boy at a dinner party. Without
years ago and after a few interactions we found out that we share the same passions: traveling, cooking, learning about cultures and helping others. Together, we have experienced many adventures in 38 different countries and we can’t wait to travel to our next destination.
Last year we traveled around the world for 4 months and we decided to make food one of our most important themes. So before we went on our trip, we spent a lot of time researching where to eat. This was a very good time investment for us because we discovered many new ingredients and authentic dishes that we fell in love with.
When we came back to Seattle, we felt like the new flavors we experienced had changed our palettes forever. Since it was hard for us to find restaurants that offer the same dishes we discovered, we decided to cook more at home. Fortunately, Seattle has a big international community and we have been able to find most of the ingredients we need to cook our recipes.
On a spring evening, we decided to create a personalized cookbook so that we could keep track of our favorite recipes. We started to take pictures of the ingredients and the cooking methods we used. After a several times doing so, we realized that we were spending a lot of time planning, shopping and cooking. It was really hard and time consuming to cook healthy and authentic recipes at home.
We tried to find an existing solution that would help us solve our problem. Instacart is a great grocery delivery service but it doesn’t have a great recipe selection, Blue Apron has a very limited selection of recipes as well and you have to plan in advance, other meal planning services we tried have very similar approaches that didn’t solve our broader problem.
We can’t believe that in 2016, it is still time-consuming and tedious to cook delicious food at home while staying fit. That is why we decided to take our cookbook project up a notch and start cukery. With cukery, we want to help you to enjoy cooking delicious food at home. For example, if you want to try out something new for dinner we’ll help you find healthy cooking inspiration from around the world, we’ll make it easy for you to learn how to cook these awesome meals and we’ll get the ingredients you need delivered to your doorstep.
Cooking is a lot of fun once you get comfortable in the kitchen and we believe everybody can learn it easily.
Thank you for reading,
Julia Kimmig & Edgardo Romo