Are you as passionate about food as I am about penguins? Good. You’ve come to the right place.

The Chirpy Chef is all about discovering what the world’s pantry has to offer, sharing recipes from Belgium (Yes, I know I skipped a few countries, but you must allow for a pinch of patriotism!) to Zimbabwe. Strap in for some culinary explorations, disasters and epiphanies!

In addition to sharing recipes from all over this little planet of ours, this blog will also act as part of my 40 before 40 list (Cook every dish in a cookbook, the cookbook being John Gregory-Smith’s Mighty Spice Express. Yay!) and feature some of my own culinary adventures (Frankenfrog will haunt you forever!) and recipes (Broccoli, Gruy√®re and Chorizo soup, anyone?). The future may bring some other features, but I don’t want to have too much on my plate (HA) for now.

If you’d like to join me on my journey through the world’s cuisines, hit the Follow button somewhere at the bottom of this page, or if you’ve got a recipe you’d like me to try out, then by all means let me know below!