The Spice Cabinet Story

So you’re probably wondering how The Spice Cabinet began and who the face behind The Spice Cabinet is, right?

I’ll start off with the face and the person 🙂

Hey! So I’m Selen, lovely to meet you😊. I am 25 years old and married to the love of my life, Jordan. We live together in London, England.

I am of Turkish Cypriot descent and Jordan is a mix between Jamaican and Montserratian just incase you’re wondering 😜.

To try and cut a long story short, my father is the culprit for my obsession with food, lol 😆. Growing up, my Dad was very traditional in the way he raised his family. He loved the idea of providing for his family and being the alpha male, so much so, that instead of making the typical trip to the supermarket to buy food, he would go on a road trip to a shooting ground and hunt for food himself! I know right! But he just absolutely loved the idea of knowing he provided for the family himself. I still have memories of when my dad would come back home and walk through the front door holding a hare or a pheasant, at the time, I had a look of horror, but now I look back with pride and awe. This was the beginning of my curiosity about food. A curiosity I have explored for the past decade, all thanks to my Dad.

I have a huge passion for cooking and all things culinary; I’m definitely a big foodie! And yep, I’m one of those people you see flood WhatsApp with food pictures😆

Speaking of Whatsapp, this leads me on to how The Spice Cabinet came about.

Toward the end of 2017, I posted my first Whatsapp Status picture of a dish I had cooked, to be quite honest, I don’t exactly remember what it was I cooked but I do remember the flood of messages that came through! I was really taken aback and didn’t expect that type of response at all. Fast forward a year and I have regularly been posting pictures and videos of my home cooking on Whatsapp and the response has been incredible!

This is just a small snippet of the comments I’ve received, and this is just on Whatsapp alone, I’ve had texts, calls and friends and family tell me in person time and time again that I need to do something with this passion of mine! 😅

I think what best describes my cooking is “multicultural” as I love to explore different flavours and cuisines. I get inspiration from my childhood memories, travelling, eating out, nature and pretty much everything really. There are so many wonderful flavours and ingredients I’ve discovered growing up; I don’t believe in limiting and restricting ourselves from being creative in the kitchen and trying out new things.

This is why I came up with The Spice Cabinet. Spices are so versatile and are used in every country around the world. They are not limited to a specific cuisine. This represents me and my style of cooking so well and I am ecstatic to take my passion to new heights through blogging. Sadly, my Dad passed away in 2016 but I want to continue in his legacy, bringing smiles on people’s faces with great food and great cooking.

I hope this helped you to get to know me and The Spice Cabinet a little bit better.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and read my post about something that means so much to me.

If you have any questions or would simply like to express an opinion, feel free to leave a comment below, I’ll be very happy to read them.

– Selen

In loving memory of my father ♥️

1962 – 2016.


© 2017 Selen Heslop. All rights reserved.

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