Name: Patty Marotte
Restaurant: Infusions KW
Title: Creator and Founder
Q: Why did you first get into cooking?
It was part of my childhood. Daddy was a hobby cook and most of my childhood memories are of me and daddy in the kitchen.
Q: Where were you before you came to Kuwait?
Living in Los Angeles in the States.
Q: Describe your favorite dish from your home country.
Well, I am a hybrid of Lebanese and Thai origin, born and raised in states, so that’s a trick question! I love Malooba (rice chicken meal) and papaya salad (Thai) but comfort food that makes me swoon is good old’ American steak with mushroom and mashed potatoes.
Q: Name three ingredients you can’t live without in the kitchen.
Turmeric, chili powder and herbs.
Q: What is the most important part of a sandwich?
The spread…mayonnaise and ketchup and mustard is boring. I like to make unique spreads for myself on sandwiches.
Q: How does your personality differ inside and outside the kitchen?
I’m happy and optimistic in the kitchen or anything related to food. Outside, my mood is darker, and I tend to overthink things, especially the state of world affairs.
Q: When you’re not cooking, what do you do for fun?
Reading, and I’m addicted to any movies related to Marvel or DC Comics.
Q: If you weren’t a chef, what would you like to be?
Well, I’m not a chef, I wanted to be one but daddy “encouraged” a teaching degree so I was early childhood educator for 20 years, even though I always loved cooking, creating and infusing various mixes.
Q: If you could choose, what would your “last supper” be?
A seafood feast! A crazy spread of mezzah with lobster, crabs, shrimp, Salmon and Zubaidi.
My Breakfast: Eggs and avocado with spinach.
My Knives: I need to invest in good ones.
Most overused spice: Turmeric.
Favorite Foodie Destination: central Italy.
Favorite Kitchen Gadget: My KitchenAid food processor.
Favorite Food Aroma: Roasted garlic.