Employee cookbook provides a taste of cultural diversity for TIers in Europe

When Estela Fernandez Gonzalez moved to Germany a year ago, she wanted to share her culture with new friends and colleagues. She developed a taste for cooking the traditional Spanish meals she first grew to love in her grandmother’s kitchen.

“Food means people. It’s a social activity,” said Estela, a pricing specialist for our company who enjoys cooking with friends after work.

When TIers across Europe were invited to submit recipes for an employee cookbook to raise money for the European Federation of Food Banks, she jumped at the opportunity to share her family recipe for frixuelos, a type of Spanish pancake. “This is a traditional recipe from my region, Asturias, and it’s something I wanted to learn from my grandmother. She loves cooking, and when she cooks with me she likes to be the boss. I’m the sous-chef.”