Twin sisters Jasmina and Deborah Dekrem (23) from Gent, Belgium are the new Flair culinary chefs. “Cooking with the sisters ‘is their brand new section in the women’s magazine. They create a weekly main dish, prepared on their own way.
The sisters, who originate from the western of Flanders, remained living in the city of Artevelde after their studies. They get the freedom from Flair to do what they want with their cooking section. «Our inspiration mainly comes from cookbooks and old family recipes. We give a twist to them as it is important that the recipes are delicious, simple and preferably prepared with seasonally vegetables », explains Jasmina.
Mommy’s little helpers
Deborah and Jasmina came to Flair via a call in the magazine. They came out on top after a cooking competition. Their long-term passion for food has as much to do with it. «Previously we helped dad in the garden with his vegetables and we often helped our mom stirring in her cooking pots. We have two brothers, Jarno and Milan, which are also twins. With so many people around at home, our mom sure could use some help, but we always loved to help her, ” says Deborah. How far ‘Cooking with the sisters’ will lead is still a little unpredictable. “We’ve written out a plan for the coming year. We’ll see afterwards what our next plans will be. It would be nice to make your own cookbook. Television seems a little less fun as you need to think about many things at once. Actually we are already very happy with how things go at the moment.”
text: Benjamin Van Synghel