Hi there! My name is Barbie, the gal behind the blog Zest For Spice. I live in a cozy studio in downtown San Jose, California, with my furry pal, Billie. During the days I work for a start-up (cliche to the bay, I know!), but when I get home, I get to do what I really love: discover, create, and cook delicious foods!

Living in such a culturally diverse area, I have been exposed to an enormous amount of flavors, spices, and cuisines. Over the passed few years my cooking has taken many turns, but at the heart of it is a passion for food, creativity, and to soak up as much knowledge as I can (yes, I read recipes for fun!).

I am simply here to share with you what I have learned, discover what I haven’t, and to hopefully create tasty flavors that bring everyone to the table.