After an exhausting 18 hour journey, I have finally arrived where Azuni all began! It was quite emotional to return to where I first fell in love with a Native Indian culture and people, and became transfixed by their craft.

A little over 15 years ago - as a younger, adventurous 20 something year old, I swapped my palette of tools of chef's knives, whisks and spices, to palette of stones, metals and pliers. It was here, in Central America, working with indigenous tribes that I formed my ideas and passion for what Azuni London would become.

Increadibly it has already been 10 years since I was last year - and everyone looks the same! The food, smells and sounds, are so familiar - and opening up my window this morning to the volcano looming in the distance was certainly not a bad way to start the day. I'll try not to mention the fact that the airline mislaid my case which I have been without!

My morning vista!

volcano

 

And oh yes....yumm. I forgot how good breakfast is....a good ol' dollop of refried beans - what better way to start the day? not.

beans