aho (アホ) in Japanese means silly, clumsy. It was a nickname given to me on my year abroad in Japan, seemed a good fit back then and seems pretty accurate now, too.
aho’s homemade food blog was born 7 years ago in a tiny flat in Izumi, Osaka. It started off as a collection of recipes for wholesome, homemade meals, an honest feast, someone could say.
With time, the blog grew and expanded, becoming what it aspires to be now: a space where real food can be celebrated and spoken about. Through my blog, I want to encourage people to reconnect with their food: to eat a varied, wholesome and delicious diet, to be more aware of where food comes from, how is it grown, how does it influence our well-being and mood. But food is so much more than just a fuel, a source of energy. The cultural and social dimension of food is as important as its nutritional value.
WHO IS AHO?
aho is a food lover, recipe developer, traveller, passionate baker, food writer and is about to graduate from an MA in Food Anthropology at SOAS University of London. Always hungry for adventure, discovering new flavours, connecting with people from around the world and listening to their stories.
aho supports sustainable agriculture, best quality local ingredients, seasonal use of food resources and animal welfare. She is interested in wild foods, foraging, traditional cooking and preserving methods and local culinary practices. You can connect with aho on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. or just drop in an email, if you feel like having a chat.
Living far away from home, trying to recreate her Mum’s and Nan’s recipes. and looking for new ones. that’s what this blog is all about. hope you’ll enjoy the journey.
WHO IS ŻUBREK?
żubrek is a made up Polish word, designed to mean ‘little żubr’. żubr is a Polish name for a European bison, also knowns as wisent.
żubrek is a photographer, traveller, żubr enthusiast, nature lover and occasional writer. without żubrek’s encouragement and support, this blog wouldn’t exist in a form it exists now. with his newly discovered passion for good, honest food, matched up with a passion for travel and exploring he provides an interesting insight into the places everyone knows, but sometimes hasn’t properly seen. his Instagram account called Żubrek’s Corner is a growing gallery of żubrek’s encounters with nature, farming, agriculture, as well as various other photographs from journeys near and far. if you feel like chatting, drop żubrek an email!
twenty-something, living very near home, trying to re-learn how to love vegetables and fruits, newly converted coffee-lover and craft beer enthusiast. the search for the exciting never ends!
hope you’ll enjoy the journey!
Let’s talk about food!