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My name is Mario Stefe and I am the creator of Kitchen Guru Ideas.

My passion for cooking started when I was a child wandering the kitchen when my parents and grandparents were cooking. The aromas and flavors were charmingly indescribable. It was like a party in my mouth.

My grandmother was a chef in her home town for decades and has taught me many tips and hacks in the kitchen and how to enrich meals and simplify work (and therefore life) in the kitchen. Her ingenuity in the kitchen and fondness for cooking was one of the many reasons I’ve decided to start cooking myself.

Since kindergarten, I’ve watched my father, a butcher, sharpening knives. He worked at a local steakhouse and we always had fresh meat at the table. At home, he always sharpened the knife before using it even though it was already sharp. I remember him saying to me “a sharp knife is a happy knife. And therefore the cook also.” He taught me many sharpening techniques before passing away.

Cooking is an invaluable skill so I welcome you to read my contributions and to comment if you have any concerns, questions or just wanting to share your experience on the topic.

I wish to share my happiness and knowledge with you. So I decided setting up this site and to show you how a wonderful experience cooking is and not just a way to save money.

For more information feel free to contact me.