I Think: “To reach people that no one is reaching we have to do things that no one is doing.”
I Love These Quotes: “See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.” , “Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think”, “I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food” , “Life itself is the proper binge”, “I was 24 when I became an Executive Chef, until then I just ate.”, “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” BUT MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE OF ALL TIME – “A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch” , “The stupidity of some is severely outweighed by the ignorance of many” , “I’m fat. Let’s party!” , “Many see. Few do”
I Blog: I am Chef Apple, and many others
I Own: IAmChefApple, LLC.
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The posts on this site are my own personal opinions and my own ideas of cooking. If you decide to read or try any of these cooking methods, please do so with caution
My name is Apple and I’m a Chef. I love to cook just about as much as I love to eat, I collect cookbooks and read them like a teenage boy “reads” Playboy. I enjoy food shopping at markets and boutique grocery stores. I love hosting dinners for friends and family, experiment with new recipes and – of course – talk about food, I also have a guilty pleasure for design, and a love for ALL things beautiful.
Today I’m in the fortunate position of being able to make a living on food-writing, food and travel photography as well as restaurant consulting.
iamchefapple.com was launched in mid 2010 and is my way of combining my passions for design and food, as well as craft tidbits about the craziness of my life which includes my love, friends and family, my occasional travel experiences, cookbook reviews and, to cut to the chase, all things related to me!
The premise iamchefapple.com was built on is best summed up in two sentences: I have a crazy amount of cookbooks, an insatiable appetite for all things concerning food and life. This site is about me, I am Chef Apple.
When I created this website, I made a decision to be more exploratory with my food, in the process I hoped to learn new techniques, explore unfamiliar ingredients, discover/keep track of new recipes, document my successes and failures, and hopefully inspire other cooks to do the same, but I also wanted to inspire people to live life, to just get out there and live, to really Discover the Chef in you… whether it be cooking or living your life to the fullest!
The site has evolved a bit since I first thought about creating this site. Now I choose and write about the recipes that intersect my life, my travels, and my everyday interests – often they are from my cookbook collection, sometimes not – they might come from a friend or family member, or I might write about a recipe I created myself, I might even write a review, who knows….
12 Randomly Awesome Facts About Me–
Life’s too short to not be a 17 on a scale from 1-10 every once in a while.
About Chef Apple-Elgatha:
Chef Apple is a Miami Beach based Executive Chef, restaurant consultant, photographer, cookbook author, designer – and creator of iamchefapple.com. She has cooked for many notable celebrities, personalities and public figures including: Tom Clancy (Best-selling author) – who swears by her Chilean Seabass, Michael Phelps (Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record holder), The Prime Minister of The Bahamas; The Right Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham, The Ambassador of The Bahamas Embassy in Washington, DC; C. A. Smith, David Copperfield – Illusionist…
Long story short, given you like it here at iamchefapple.com, please check-in every now and then – I’d love to see you around. Perhaps you’d like to check out my first cookbook (Bahamian Flavour)?
Your feedback and comments are always very much appreciated.