Hello there, I am Tamara. This blog is about my bliss: California restaurants, recipes, farmer’s markets, the sun, the sea, road trips and trips abroad, and even some yoga for good measure……but mostly it is about the pure bliss of doing what you love and getting paid for it. This blog is also about your bliss. I can teach you how to build the business of your dreams so that you can also live your life in bliss.
I have traveled the world and now I am back living in sunny California with my wonderful German husband. My bliss is food. Especially when I am dining in nice restaurants. I love food, I love life and I want to enjoy it. Don´t we all? So, I decided that I must find a way to earn money following my bliss. One of my all-time favorite things was to dine out in fancy restaurants. This has always been my absolute BLISS. I also did enough research to know that plenty of bloggers were making money following their bliss. So why not me? Little did I know that following my bliss was about to make me rich in more ways than one. I would like to share my own passion for food with you…my bliss.
In earlier days, I thought my profession would be to become a chef, like my grandfather. So fueled was my passion, that I was ready to apply to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley area of California. Though this did not come to be, I did however get certified as a personal chef. I cooked for a couple of families and catered a couple of events in Southern California. I even had a short stint as an assistant to a chef at a very boutique wine and cheese shop in beautiful Laguna Beach, California. In my spare time, you would find me sitting on the floor of any and all bookshops, in the cooking section of course. I own over 150 cookbooks and what seems like a million cooking magazines that I refuse to get rid of. I also cannot pull myself away from watching Food TV on my lazy days.
In my earlier days, obsessed with Europe, I backpacked my way through Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Scandinavia and so forth and delighted in the food splendors of each country. I later found myself living in Munich and Berlin with my German husband Edgar.
When I was living in the heart of Berlin (a terrific city with a NYC vibe), I decided to open a little cupcake company. This touched on my love of food and of being creative.