I AM AN OLD FASHIONED COOK. I FASHION NEW CONCOCTIONS FROM OLD RECIPES.
Living in London has exposed me to a lot of different cultures which has influenced the way I live, cook and eat. Food is probably the aspect of culture that is most easily embraced. I find it so interesting to learn about the cuisines of other countries and adapt them to the way I cook.
My name is Adora. I live in London with my Chinese Malaysian husband and our two children. I am not a professional chef nor baker. I am just a full pledged home cook who caters to my family's avid love of food.
I was born and raised in the Philippines in the age when cooking was also an indulgent pastime. In those days, girls had to be trained to be perfect home makers. A lot of recipes I know now has been learned, firsthand, from my mother and grandmother who were both excellent cooks.
A lot of family recipes have been forgotten because they were not written down. Each cook used their own taste buds to measure ingredients. To the unskilled cook, this is very difficult to replicate. Through this blog, I aim to document my recipes as I cook them and share them in a way that is easily approachable by a home cook like me.
Although I like traditional recipes, I always think of new twists to apply to them. Cooking is a good channel for creativity. Recipes are there not only to follow as guides but also to inspire us to make new creations.
I like to present the food as I would serve them and hope that the readers can imagine how they taste. Photography is a new skill I am still trying to learn but I try my best to present the food in the best way I can.
Adora's Box is a collection of recipes that I have learned, adapted or created. Sharing my recipes is my way of sharing my food. I hope you all enjoy coming here to see what I have made for you.