Rena is a self-taught cook and baker who enjoys experimenting with ingredients, flavors and culinary techniques from around the world. Her Asian/American heritage, European husband, and the years she spent in the Middle East have greatly influenced her palate and creativity with unique and exotic flavor combinations. For her, food is an expression of culture, history, geography, memories and lifestyle - all of which can be shared in a single dish. With her small family and diverse background, she enjoys creating small-batch recipes for a variety of lifestyles on her Instagram (@agirlandaspoon) and blog (agirlandaspoon.com).
We challenge you to follow Rena's IG and not fall in love with her enthusiasm for discovery. She shares insights with a genuine delight that makes us want to be better cooks, if not (dare we say) better people.