About Peter's Food Adventures
Hello! Nice to meet you!
Hi, I'm Peter Kolesnichenko, and my last name is so long, it doesn't easily fit in my own website! 😂 I live in sunny Perth, Western Australia in one of the world's most isolated cities. Living the sunniest capital city in Australia, we enjoy long summers, incredible beaches, and have a thriving food and wine industry.
I’m the recipe writer, cook, videographer, photographer, editor and the voice from Peter’s Food Adventures. My wife is also an amazing cook, keeps me sharp and we cook together.
My blog philosophy is food made with love tastes better. You’ll find authentic Eastern European and Russian foods, American foods and multicultural recipes from around the world. I am genuinely happy to share recipes that make me and my family happy (and hopefully yours too).
These are recipes we eat, some are quick and easy, while others need planning and time to make. I trust you'll find them all delicious.
“Everything tastes better with butter” - Peter Kolesnichenko
I love food and travel, and travelling to eat new foods is very inspiring for me. Making food to feed others is my happy place, I’m sure that food is my love language. I love eating authentic foods, especially the Russian and Asian foods that we grew up eating. I have a beautiful wife and 2 sons who are all grown up. What, your kids are grown up? But you look so young! 🤣
I love food and cooking, and always watched my mom and grandmother cook. I started training to cook in a commercial kitchen as part of my high school education, and my food obsession began.
So why do I do this? I want to pass down our food traditions that we enjoy to my kids and the next generation, and to capture the recipes from the older generations. Just sharing my stories and traditions. I am not a professional full time blogger, but this is just a hobby for me.
Born and raised in British Columbia Canada, part of a small tight knit Russian community of Russian immigrants that came from Russia through China. Although, now I live in Australia. My nationality roots are from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
While we are not part of the post-Soviet migration from Europe in the 1990's, we all share the same roots, language and recipes. I grew up in a typical Russian immigrant household, where we only spoke Russian at home, and held onto our cultural roots. For some, I am too Americanized to be Russian, and for others, the exact opposite. 😂 We still have relatives in Russia and Kazakhstan, some we have re-connected with since the Soviet Union collapsed, and others have been lost.
I am part of the millions of Russian people who live outside of Russia. We speak, think and live in the English language (although many are fluent in Russian).
What You'll Find on my Blog
- Authentic recipes that taste great
- Delicious recipes from around the world with easy to follow instructions (including video)
- Sauces - I love sauces, they enhance and elevate your meal
- Meat and Seafood recipes - yes please!
- No shortcuts on flavor - this isn’t diet food, as a result, the recipes will taste amazing
- Tried and tested recipes
- Real food - no trends like paleo or keto
- Savory foods - give me an onion and some meat and let’s do amazing things with it!
- Genuine me and my favorite recipes
" A recipe has no soul, You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe" - Thomas Keller
Food and Travel
There has always been a link between food and travelling. As people, we want to broaden our food horizons, it’s a natural progression. I’ve been to every continent (except Antarctica). Travel gives me so much inspiration in the kitchen.
I've started to share Peter's Travel Adventures with you as well. Starting with my time in Russia, and expanding into Western Australian adventures. I promise the videos will continue to improve over time. You can see more recipes and travel on my YouTube channel. YouTube.com/petersfoodadventures
Drop me a line if you've tried one of my recipes, or hashtag it with #petersfoodadventures. I'd love to hear about it. Your follows on my Facebook and Instagram are appreciated. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Welcome to my world!
Official Disclaimer! All opinions and photos in Peter's Food Adventures are my own unless otherwise stated, and are not professional advice. Attempt these recipes at your own risk, be careful and don't burn your house down, injure yourself or poison yourself while following my recipes and seek advice from your doctor for dietary needs! In general, you shouldn't listen to advice from people on the internet, me included. Most of my photos and videos were shot on an iPhone. Spoon graphic by Flaticon using Logomakr under Creative Commons 3.0.