About Me

Spice & Zest - The Recipe
by Chaya Suri Leitner, AKA The Queen of Sourdough

Ingredients:
> Healthy and wholesome food; More natural, less processed
> Seasonal produce and citrus fruits; it always tastes better
> Fresh flavors, spices and herbs; be bold

Technique:
> Be adventurous; go outside your comfort zone.
> Try old and new stuff; leave out the junk.
> Include your family and friends; enjoy the quality time.
> Keep it kid-friendly and have fun.

About Me:

The kitchen has been my playground as far back as I can remember and I'm still always curious about how things work and the science of cooking. Trying new flavors, textures and techniques are always on the menu in my kitchen. I am passionate about bold citrus flavors and fresh herbs and spices as highlighted on my Instagram.   That's how I create original and tasty food that's as close to nature as possible. Since I'm always up for a challenge, when sourdough entered my line of vision, I jumped at the opportunity.

The Queen of Sourdough:
I discovered the benefits of sourdough bread along my continuous quest for nutritious and nourishing food. After researching the methods and teaching myself the mechanics, I created my own sourdough starter and was instantly hooked. Since then, I continuously create mouthwatering sourdough bread, challah, pretzel buns, pita, pizza and crackers. As I continue to expand my horizons, I’ve even baked sweets and desserts like babka and donuts and can’t wait to see what’s next.

I am a recipe developer and menu consultant who provides cooking guidance and gives sourdough workshops. To attend one of my workshops, email me at info@spiceandzest.com.