My name is Sophie Lyons and I’m an avid home cook. I was born in London, grew up near Liverpool and now live in Chester. I work in Marketing for a food manufacturing company, and my main interests are food / cooking, music, reading, exercise, TV and film.
I have been very into food and cooking since I was a teenager, but my passion for it really grew once I’d finished university and moved into my own flat, where I had the freedom to cook as often as I wanted and whatever I wanted!
Since then, I’ve learnt a great deal about different cooking techniques, through watching pretty much every cooking programme there is on TV, reading books and online articles, and practicing in my kitchen as much as I can.
I enjoy all cuisines, but my favourite dishes include those that are influenced by Greece and the Middle East, hence the title of my brand ‘Meze & More’.
Although technically the word ‘meze’ refers to a selection of hot and cold small plates served at the beginning of a meal in these countries, I don’t think it has to mean just that. In the same way that the Spanish have tapas for lunch and/or dinner, I love laying a table full of different dishes which everyone can help themselves to and eat as much or as little as they want.
I now write a regular blog which is a platform for me to share my experiences of cooking and eating Greek and Middle Eastern foods that all contribute to the concept of Meze (and more!)
I also run a private catering business for friends, family and local customers in the North West – please visit the private catering page for further details.