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INTRODUCTION

Those who know me will agree that this quote by Erma Bombeck sums me up quite nicely… “I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food”

I don’t believe in dreaded detoxing nor do I believe in diets, they are both evil and bad for the soul; Food is a major pleasure in life and should be treated with the love and respect it deserves!


There’s not much fun to be had with the Maple Syrup Diet, Dukan, Atkins, Five:Two, the list is endless; I call these deprivation diets at their best! Fabulous when you lose a whole hunk of weight, extremely disappointing when the pounds and more creep back when returning to our usual way of eating . Fad diets just don't work to help us keep the weight we lose off long-term.
My secret… I have no secret, it’s all about moderation, not skipping of meals, hydration, the very important five-a-day rule and GOOD FOOD – I hope you’ll agree it’s nowhere near to rocket science as we may like to think!
So why have a started this blog? I guess it all started when I joined Instagram, the majority of images posted were and still to this day are food inspired and many friends, family, colleagues and followers all had one comment in common “You should start a food blog!”so I guess the rest is history! Today Patz’s Pantry is born…
My Food Inspirations:
  • Culinary delights of Italy including regional dishes from I Sassi di Matera - my Fatherland
  • Hot Latino flavours from Colombia– my Motherland
  • Eccentric London, a pool of British & Worldwide fusions – my Hometown
  • The world of veganism and gluten free choices
I hope the recipes I post from this day onwards will tantalize those taste buds and inspire those dinner party menus as they do me.

Seafood Feast @ Scapriciatello #Puglia #Salento

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