The Kitchen Ninja’s Dojo is run by foodie couple Sara and Pauli. Two food-loving martial arts fans who believe cooking should be easy, fun and accessible to everyone.
Sara – Kitchen Ninja
I’m a personal trainer, athlete and foodie with a background in Independent film, theatre and Nordic-style roleplay events. I love to combine pragmatic solutions with a fun and creative approach. My first cookbook “Fantasy food” did this by combining practical, healthy recipes with a fun, creative context (fantastic fiction and live role-play/theatre).
I was taught to cook by my grandmother (a trained householder) and great grandmother (a professional cook) from 5 years of age. Since then, I have never stopped learning.
Find out more about me at my personal blog
My first cookbook: “Fantasy Food: A Cookbook for Live-Action Roleplayers” focused on creative cooking for dramatic effect. The recipes are inspired by fantastic fiction and historical culinary traditions.
Cookies to be baked over an open fire (medieval/fantastic setting)
Homemade rocket stove for outdoor cooking (postapocalyptic setting)
I am also an MMA athlete
Great food is what keeps you fit! Training on its own is never enough.
The Kitchen Ninja is a certified personal trainer
A step on the way to getting my nutrition knowledge formalised
I still have my grandmother’s cookbook from householder school in 1933. The title reads “The little kitchen girl” – very much a product of its time.
Pauli – Graphics Ninja
Pauli has a degree in history and writing and is a highly talented graphic artist (he also makes kick-ass thai curries). For The Kitchen Ninja’s Dojo, Pauli does our art and camerawork.
Check out more of Pauli’s work at Pauli’s Drawing Journal.
Rendering of a model
If Moomin were part of the Dragonball universe
All above images are copyright © Pauli Liestalo 2015 and may only be used with permission.