I am Cristina Lanz-Azcarate (aka @burutapen) , an architectural fan and generally curious person interested in too many things. I have been writing this blog for a while to share my RECIPES, TIPS and EXPERIENCES as a Basque designer living in London.

After “How did you cook?” I called it “COOK UP ” because of its meaning:  arrange, author, cast, clef, concoct, conceive, contrive, devise, discover, draw up, dream up, fabricate, forge, form,  formulate, frame, fudge together, hatch, imagine,  improvise, invent, make up, note down, orchestrate, originate, plan, plot, poetize, prepare , produce, put down, put pen to paper, scheme, scribble, script, set up, write. It also has a direct link to one of my passions; food.

Unfortunately, because of the associations with the expression which means “mess things up” , i decided to simply call it by my pseudonym: Burutapen

Where I come from, a good meal around a table full of friends or/and family provides us with the opportunity to forget our worries whilst sharing some time with the people who are important to us. We eat, talk and laugh and we share our findings and experiences. This, to me, is what enriches our lives.

Over the years, I have been lucky enough to share many meals with wonderful people and now, thanks to the magic of technology, I do feel that the time has come to increase the size of my table and reach out as far as I can. Would you care to sit around it join the COOK UP ?

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