Hi, we’re Jason and Alpana Beiser. We live in Fort Pierce, Sunny Florida’s secret gem, nestled on the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic ocean, with our son, Noah. Together, we’re the team behind GypsyPlate.
How GypsyPlate Started
Before meeting the love of my life, I (Alpana) was a Tour Guide escorting international group package tours all over the world for 14 years, so that’s where Gypsy comes in.
Traveling to the four corners of the world, I was suddenly exposed to different foods that I wasn’t aware even existed. I always tried the local, regional, food wherever I ventured. What’s the point of travel if you don’t try the food of the land? There started my journey into a delicious world of flavors…
14 years forward…
After one husband and one son, this Gypsy surely grew some roots. With Noah in our lives for nearly a year, and I a full time mom, I decided to pursue my other passion… FOOD…!! I love eating just as much as traveling, and I had been experimenting and replicating those yummy flavors at home for several years.
So here I am, on my food blogging journey! I am so excited to share what we cook and eat at the Beisers’. These foods are sometimes taught by family, friends, found in cook books, googled, youtubed, some come from our own brains… some are authentic and some we take great liberty and put our own spin on… Curious mind and hungry heart led me to these recipes… and boy, we sure love what we whip up in our kitchen!
Luckily, I am married to a man who loves to try whatever I put on his plate. He is a very experimental and innovative cook himself.
Since the beginning, he has been working behind the scenes taste testing, proof reading, taking care of all technical aspects, and sharing photography duties.
Now that he’s on board full time, since the start of 2022, he has taken on a lot more of the work, including dishwashing!
Fun Fact: Jason absolutely despises onions. With a passion. Any GypsyPlate recipe featuring onions, you can bet he spent a good deal of time picking them out. Sometimes it takes so long that he takes his first bite after everyone else has finished eating. He is an expert at it.
You’ll find a lot of his recipes here now, as we now both develop and cook recipes, as well as write posts.
Even our son, Noah, is developing a pretty complex palette! He’s grown up on such a variety of flavors from spaghetti (his first bite of food) to his recent favorite “curry rice”.
He eats all of these foods from around the world, from spicy Korean dishes to fancy Spanish tapas, hot Indian curries, and flavor packed Creole specialties.
So, you ask me, what is Gypsy plate?
It’s exactly what it sounds like. The plate of someone who had traveled the world… Someone who has gone to the far corners of this big beautiful planet and discovered the diverse flavors, the aromas, the colors and the textures… the magic you can create with every day food.
Life is too short to eat and cook food the same few ways.
What you are going to find here is some classic regional recipes along with, of course, easy every day mouth watering regulars that you grew up on.
When you invite and embrace the different styles and cuisines into your life, it becomes much more interesting and fun. The joy you get from food… The fun and joy!! … You will find on GypsyPlate!!
Now that Jason is full time, you’ll also start seeing some travel related posts, keeping with the Gypsy theme. So far, we’ve shared our trips to Charleston and New Orleans, and plan to have a lot more adventures in the future.
I thank each and every one of you who comes to this small world of mine. I hope we meet each other regularly and connect through our love of food!!
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