Hi, I’m Natasha. I wanted to have a food blog for a long time. In fact, I’ve tried a couple of times. However, nothing worked. I guess that was primarily the result of having a bad relationship with food. You see, food scares me. All that past years of yo-yo dieting left me with nothing but fear around desserts, baking, and everything sugar and butter.
So why am I starting a food blog again? Because someone told me that your biggest fear is, in fact, your main desire. That’s why I am here. I want to try again, and this time I want this space to be my one and only project with deadlines and the commitment to it. Just like Julie from the “Julie and Julia” movie with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. I’ve just watched this movie recently, and it inspired me. More on that you can read here.
Why Neperfect? Because I love the concept of raw and unedited. I made up this name after combining the “perfect” part with an element “ne”, which means “non” in Russian.
Last question I want to answer. Why baking? Because I love it. I adore the process of creaming together butter and sugar, whisking egg whites until they are glossy white peaks. My favorite breakfast is pain au chocolat with coffee. I want to learn how to make it myself. How to make flaky and buttery croissant dough or, for instance, pistachio macarons.
I want to become a pastry artist, food photographer, and writer. This blog is going to represent my journey.
Neperfect is always a beginning, never an end. With each post and recipe, I become someone else and learn something new about myself. This is a rough and raw journey about finding my true self and making a peace with my mind and body through baking and writing.
I’m happy you are here with me. Talk to you soon.