About Yeast of Green

Who

My name is Matt, I’m an Englishman who has been living in Sweden for the last 13 years. Whether that has anything to do with why I have started YEAST OF GREEN is a matter of opinion, usually between me and my missus.

Im neither a chef, butcher, baker or beer maker but i don’t mind in saying that I dabble in a bit of all of them and am usually pretty successful. I do make cock ups. I’ve brewed beer that tastes of fermented socks, baked bread that one summer replaced my hammer and on many occasions tried my hand at chiffonade knuckles. I’ve worked in a few kitchens, stood in front of a sink for an Italian wedding of 800 guests, cut a finger joint down to the bone whilst grappling an avocado pip and lost a girlfriend to a sous chef.

Why

Twenty or so years ago I had the choice of 2 paths, one leading to the successful graphic design agency that I run today, the other towards becoming a chef. Everyday I still ponder on whether I made the right choice or not, I believe that success is measured by happiness. I love doing what I do right now but I also allow myself the time and energy for the passion that at the time i relegated to second place.

I’ve eaten my fair share of fancy food and I bloody love it, but I also have two kids and so have also paid the piper when it comes to crappy fast food. Not eating rubbish and filling our bodies with only the best of produce is a romance that not everyone can live by. We all have a bit of the Jamie Oliver syndrome in us, but in reality its just not always possible. I do the best I can with whats available at the time. I make sure the good stuff outweighs the bad stuff 10 to one and I try to have fun doing it… but again, thats not always a given, no matter how much you love cooking.

What

Yeast of Green is a food and drinks blog based mainly on my personal reviews of things linked to the culinary world. Yeah I get pissed off when I eat at a restaurant and feel I could do better myself in my own kitchen, who doesn’t, but I also love the surprise of the new unexpected, flavours and presentation, concepts and journeys that pave the way for new relationships. I search for reasons; a reason to go back, a reason to order a sour instead of a sweet cocktail, a reason to order the veg over the meat (although truth be told, that needs to be a damn good one).

With that said, I hope you’ll join me on my journey,

Cheers

YOG

10 comments

  • Peter

    16th March 2015 at 4:52 pm

    You go girl. I am with you.

    Reply

    • YOG

      16th March 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks mate, i’ll do my best to make this an entertaining journey. Feel free to post any links and any comments you might think I might find interesting.

      More coming soon.

      Reply

  • Gail

    31st March 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Very entertaining reading, Matt! you are an excellent storyteller and chef. Perhaps a column? Cheers!

    Reply

    • YOG

      1st April 2015 at 6:44 am

      Well thankyou Gail. I try my best. Hopefully the blog will fill up quite soon so there will be more stuff to keep you entertained throughout the Winter Spring time. Stay tuned and spread the word.

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  • Barney

    5th May 2016 at 11:10 am

    Hey Matt,
    Love your work. I am a fellow chef extraordinaire and have already left a couple of comments on your pages. Who does your photography? Your pictures are stunning…and love the design/layout of this blog (the graphic design is obviously still within you!).
    Anyway, look forward to keeping up to date on here…and will let you know about my blog, when i launch it!!
    Barney

    Reply

    • YOG

      27th July 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Hi there Barney,

      I am very sorry for the very delayed reply, I have taken a little rest from the blog but am building up material for a new lease of energy. So hopefully within the next couple of weeks you will see more regular posts.

      Anyways, great for the comments and really appreciated, have also read your other comments and I always find it a joy when people take the time to comment, and also add their own take and ideas on things. Ill am certainly going to try that Scotch egg recipe, I cant get enough of them.

      With regards to the site everything is done by myself, my real profession is a graphic designer and food being the hobby, but it could have easily been the other way around and still might be one day. I am still experimenting with the style of photography but try to make it colourful and deep and rich. I am getting a little tired of all the faded, trendy sasturated styles that are floating around at the moment, to me they just don’t reflect the subject, they are beautiful but need to look tasty as well.

      Anyhoo, let me know when the blog is up and running, i would love to see it,
      All the best Barney

      Y.O.G out.

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      • Lettie

        6th December 2016 at 6:43 pm

        That’s the thninikg of a creative mind

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      • http://www./

        15th December 2016 at 6:32 am

        It’s about time someone wrote about this.

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      • http://www./

        1st March 2017 at 7:55 am

        That’s a clever answer to a tricky question

        Reply

  • Madam X

    14th November 2016 at 11:20 am

    Amazing blog! Love all of it…

    Reply

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