I’m Kazia (pronounced like the “kaja” of Kajagoogoo, the pop-y, ‘80s British band). I’m a part-culinary brander, part-food writer—fully in love with dinner parties and restaurant visits. I began working with food directly after college, when I attended culinary school in San Sebastian, Spain. Since then flavors and tastes—not to mention the people they touch—have shaped my life. I worked for Cook’s Illustrated magazine. Then, as a food writer for Denver’s city magazine, 5280. I traveled to Peru to write the second edition of the guidebook, Moon Peru, and ended my time there founding Pica Peru Culinary Vacations. Finally, I landed back in my hometown of Denver, with a position at a food-centric branding firm. This means I spend my days inventing your next pita chip or the names of your bread. Sometimes by night, I still write for 5280.
All of this is great fun, but it’s only a slice of the world food. That’s why I also write Big World | Small Kitchen. Here, I share the stories of food that, although seemingly small and personal (most of them begin in my six-by-11-foot kitchen), are a reflection of Spain, Peru, my Polish grandmother’s recipe box, restaurant visits, and more. Perhaps you’ll find an anecdote or recipe here that resonates with you. If you do, bring it into your kitchen, and I bet that four-walled room will suddenly feel bigger and brighter.
Now, if you haven’t gotten your fill, and you’d like to know even more about me, pop on over to kaziajankowski.com, or check out recent posts, browse recipes, or visit where I’m now eating and what I’m now reading.
Otherwise, thank you for reading!