My name is Huyen Maria and i am Vietnamese, born in Hue, Central of Vietnam. I studied literature at the University of Hue and live now with my husband and children in Bali. I love Bali, love the culture, the waves, the oceans and the people of this island. Cooking has always been my passion. As I went to school our family, was very poor that we didn’t have a kitchen at home. I can remember a little girl spending hours in the garden, tried to build a simple kitchen from wood, leafs and clay, made food with fruits and plants. Just after marriage, my mom and my mother in law led me to the world of cooking. Today, I am still a little girl playing in the kitchen; I love the original way of cooking but also likes to experience with different tastes and textures, tingeing from the Vietnamese culinary culture, combined with western cooking art to create my own personal recipes.