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.
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.
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,