Hey! I’m Sylvie, the person behind Holy Mitt. I’ve been drawn to the kitchen since I was a teenager. I learned a lot about traditional Lebanese cooking from my mom, who is an amazing cook. I would research, read cookbooks, watch cooking shows, then experiment in the kitchen. I was obsessed with creating dishes that are mine, and not someone else’s recipe.
After I graduated from high school, I went to university, majored in Architecture and worked at a design firm. I forgot about cooking for a while, because I barely had time to do anything. But whenever I had spare time, I’d elope to the kitchen to cook a nice meal. University was hard to get through, but I finally graduated and went off to the world to get a 9 to 5 Architecture job. I was never happy as an employee, it felt like my creativity was being crushed. I was always depressed and I went through a hard time. Then I decided to quit my job, work as a freelance architect, find something I love, and pursue it.
This is how Holy Mitt was born on Instagram, on February 15 2019. I started developing my own recipes, cooking, styling, and photographing my dishes, then sharing my passion with the world. I learned how to write recipes, how to style food, I borrowed a digital camera from my friend, and learned how to use it. A year later, I have my own camera, a modest photography kit, and my love for cooking is going strong. I push myself to keep learning and getting better.
I am inspired by everything and everyone around me. The people I love, a greengrocer proudly selling his produce, an artisanal baker talking about his bread, the people behind each food brand pouring their souls into what they do, the smile on a stranger’s face when they bite into a Shawarma wrap, trees bearing ripe juicy fruits, the smell of newly pressed extra virgin olive oil, the cities I visit, the smell of a spice market… All of these things inspire me. Inspiration is everywhere if we know how to look.
I am very passionate about what I do, and I hope that you can feel this passion in the recipes I share with you. This is only the beginning of this journey, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!
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