Welcome to UrbanMonique;
thanks so much for visiting,
(and don’t be a stranger now that you know the way!)
At UrbanMonique, we want to help you understand how professionals grow, source, cook, and preserve food, and how to translate those skills to your kitchen. You’ll find tried and true scratch made recipes that really work, as well as tips, tricks, and a bit of the science and history behind the food and cooking. We’ll help y’all eat better, support your community, save money, and walk a little bit softer on the earth’s limited resources.
Eben is a professionally trained Chef, currently managing a bakery-café in northwest Washington State. He began his formal culinary training in the 1970s at restaurants throughout the Northwest. Well versed in a broad spectrum of cuisines, he is best known for French, Tex-Mex and Asian cookery.
In addition to his work here, Eben is the Resident Chef for The American Boomer magazine. The chef is at work on two cookbooks which are gleaned from his work here on the blog.
Monica is a self-taught cook, which she does cooks with a fine instinctive touch and great imagination; she’s always the heart and soul behind our garden.
As mentioned, our culinary influences are predominantly French, Mexican, and American Traditional, but you’ll find smatterings of Italian, Spanish, Asian, Middle Eastern and North African as well.
We’re here to help you expand the realm of what you can do with great food. We love meeting new folks, and through this blog, we’ve made friends around the world. If you’re new to UrbanMonique, drop us a line, we’d love to get to know you.