Hi my name is Liza. I was born in Indonesia and now live in Nashville, Tennessee. Ittacook is a food stories, a collection of dining experience, travel diaries and recipes from me, specially all about Indonesian food.
I love to cook & bake for my husband & kids. The best part when the finish product enjoyed & make people happy. I think my mother’s cooking & my dad’s love of food that build my passion for food today.
I didn’t know how to cook until I moved to study from Jakarta to London. I still remember the first time I prepared Ayam Kalasan ( chicken dish made of coconut milk, palm sugar & spices ) for me it was delicious. It remind me of home, my mom’s cooking.
I love to cook because….. I believe the best memories are usually made in the kitchen or over a great meal. Cooking is an expression of your self & it gives you that feeling happy when you create an amazing dish & cook for others.
When I was little my dad took me to many places to eat, he loves to eat well and enjoyed it & my mom her self is a good cook ( she cooked Padang food/West Sumatra island food), but since I moved here, it is not easy to find food I used to eat back then, Nasi Uduk, Satay, Rendang, Gudeg and many others. So that’s why I have to figure it out & cook it my self.
So here you will find all kinds of food that remind me of my Childhood & food that I taste along my adulthood. I post here are my creation.
Thank you for stopping by I hope I can inspire & share the joy of cooking & baking with the one you love and share the experience of different taste to some of you who might not know Indonesian but love to try Indonesian food. Cook what you love and love what you cook. Feel free to comment, let me know what you think.
You can also email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate it & thank you.