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Hi, I’m Lee from cookeatblog.com

I was born in in a small town in England in 1973. I grew up like many children of that time, not eating too adventurously – until I left home, some time in the early 90s. It was then that World opened up, along with all its food. It’s where my passion for cooking took seed.

Around the world, we show love, hospitality and friendship through food. It’s one of the first things I’m offered to welcome me to someone’s home or country. Humans love to make others feel welcome and nothing does it to greater effect than offering up a plate of tasty local food.

Over the years I’ve lived and travelled around the World, sampling tasty favourites and learning more and more about food and cooking.

Today, I cook food and develop recipes from everywhere. I’m always inspired by personal food experiences while travelling or from a meal at one of my favourite local ‘mom & pop’ restaurants. Learning how people eat around the world is my passion. You’ll discover home cooked recipes from Asia, Europe, The Middle East and Americas all in one place. You need never eat the same meal twice again!

There’s nothing more satisfying than entertaining and sharing my knowledge and flavours with friends, family and people just like you! Over the years, I’ve discovered amazing dishes to create at home and picked up many helpful tips and tricks and techniques to make cooking International food, simple and stress free.

Cook Eat Blog is the place I share them. Join me on my journey around the world (from my kitchen) as I show you new and exciting recipes from every reach of the globe.

Work with me

Do you have or work for a brand that you’d think would be a good fit? I’d love to hear from you and work with brands that align with my love of international cuisines and cooking. If you think we’d be a good fit get in touch HERE.

Interested in one of my recipes – wanna share it?

That’s great! Thanks!! My only request is that you give proper credit and do-follow link to the original recipe. I don’t allow reprinting of any recipes or photography within this site, so please don’t do that. If you want to use some of my photography get in touch first.

Stay in touch

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Ready to get cooking?

Random food facts:

Fave food? Eggs
Least Fave? Okra
Fave Fruit? Satsumas
Fave Vegetable? Broccoli
Fave nut? Hazelnut
Fave Spice? Fennel
Fave Herb? Oregano
Fave Drink? Coffee
Fave Alcoholic Drink? Campari
Fave Meat? Lamb
Fave Cuisine? Malaysian
Least Fave Cuisine? USA 😬

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  • forsythkid says:

    I’m not sure if my previous message got through. Just wanted you to know that I enjoyed my visit to your blog and intend to try a couple of your recipes. Also I’m impressed with your move to Australia. I’ve heard about some of the problems you were having with drought.

  • desmone007 says:

    I like your blog a lot. I love to travel and try new foods. Your blog takes me on a whirlwind world food tour!

  • whatyouhavingforyourtea says:

    Thanks! I like to travel in the kitchen too.

  • cho says:

    Fantastic blog! I was really thrilled to see some Burmese recipes :) I was born in Burma, grew up in UK and now just moved to Sydney. Look forward to reading more of your culinary adventures. I have loads of Burmese recipes if you’re interested in trying.

  • Chris says:

    Congrats on the new URL and redesign. :)

  • admin says:

    Thanks. What a technical nightmare it turned out to be, but I think it’s much better. And I got to learn how to write complicated html script along the way! Bonus.

  • Mary Jane says:

    I’m so sorry. I absolutely loved the original site for your wonderful recipe collection and raved about it with many friends.
    Why isn’t this new version working for me? I miss the links to main food catagories, the layout seemed friendlier (it’s more ‘newspapery’ now), and the food photos are just not making me want to stop and read on. It’s just not the same. I don’t know what to do now when I arrive at your site. I used to look so forward visiting, in anticipation of some wonderful delightful inspiration and ideas awaiting me and now I’m just stumped.
    I’m not a good one for change I guess. I’ll keep trying but I wanted to let you know your old site was much loved by someone.

  • admin says:

    Hi Mary.

    Sorry you’re not loving the new look. I moved the blog to my own server a couple of weeks ago and wanted a new look. I am still getting used to it and am still not 100% sold on it myself.

    I may try another new look and feel at some point as your comment isn’t the first I’ve had.

    I think I may have made the site just a little too “professional” and it may have lost some of its charm.

    Bear with me as I decide what to do!

    Thanks for your comments.

  • Kate says:

    I am glad I found your blog. I didn’t see the old version but am enjoying looking for new ideas for cooking. The roast chicken stuffed with dates and nuts is probably what I’ll try next.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for that. Nice to hear people are trying the recipes. That chicken dish was lovely!!

      Some nice new recipes coming soon too.

  • Gordon Warrington says:

    What a fantastic site for curryholics………………. after 50 years of marriage my wife has decided I can do my own thing in the kitchen.. and your site recipes look so good… Can’t wait for my next cooking session….

    • LeeJ says:

      Thanks very Much Gordon.

      I hope you enjoy the curries. Let me make a few suggestions for you to get going…

      The Burmese Chicken curry is my absolute favourite, try the Lahore Chicken curry too. Don’t forget the Lamb Madras and the Bhuna both of which were the first two I made. Recent faves are the chicken Phal and Mughali Chicken, and all the Sri Lankan fish curries. I could literally go on and on till I list ALL my curries!

      Thanks again,

      Lee

  • Alex says:

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog and I am really excited that I did. I actually love the look of your blog as it really looks so professional and has given me a bit of inspiration for my own. I will be trying your recpes very soon – and love the fact that you have so many asian recipes to browse through…having grown up in Singapore…these are the flavours I miss the most now that I am living in Mexico! You have a new follower!

    • leej says:

      Thanks Alex,

      Always nice to get some positive feedback! I love south east Asian food and plan on many more recipes soon… The recipes of late have focussed quite heavily on Indian (which is no bad thing) but at the expense of other Asian cuisines – Singaporean/Malaysian are my favourites so this is where I’ll be focussing!

      Keep visiting… And tell ALL your friends!

  • Hazel Macandrew says:

    Lee, would you be happy for a Blyth charity to use some of your recipes in a small booklet to raise money for other charities. Asked your mum and Debbie and they seemed to think you would agree but you would sort out which recipes we could use. We will put your name on them and would like a few of your little sayings as well. Best wishes Hazel

  • The Cooking Chook says:

    Hi Lee – I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m incredibly excited to see so many cuisines in your culinary repertoire. I can’t wait to explore more of your blog :)

  • The Cooking Chook says:

    Lee – I really love your blog and you are a great source of foody inspiration (as evidenced by my dinner tonight). I’ve nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check it out in my latest post – http://wp.me/p2GTpv-aE

  • Tony says:

    Love you blog and your random recipe tweets. Made your Lamb Koftas with spicy relish last night to rave reviews. I added a tablespoon of sugar to the relish which gave it a little more balance without damaging its savouriness or spiciness.

  • Amazing Blog . I Think it’s very inspiring & informative, Creative design…and Very unique. Great Job

  • Adity says:

    Ohh I like your blog…these Asian and Indian flavors are something I have grown up on and still continue to do so…great to see it from your perspective in cooking..

  • Bob L says:

    Hi Lee

    Also in Sydney! I had been enjoying your site and happily sitting at the end of your RSS feed from http://whatyouhavingforyourtea.wordpress.com when the feed stopped and then I lost you. Googling found cookeatblog today and I would like to use RSS again, but the link at the top of the page only contains the graphic https://www.cookeatblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/banner1.jpg. Can I connecdt with RSS?

    Thanks

  • Guest says:

    Good stuff!

  • Gabe DaSilva says:

    Good Stuff!

  • Susi Muesli says:

    Good evening Lee!
    I really enjoy reading your blog and following ideas and recipes.
    Thank you for many an inspiration.
    My husband has come home from hunting east of Adelaide with 4 wild ducks which we know from experience are NOT tender or fatty.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated as to how to cook them (slow for sure)