WHAT WAS THE SPICE THAT HAS SEASONED YOUR LIFE?
ARE YOU EXPLOSIVE LIKE A CHILLI? GENTLE AS THE CINNAMON?
CATCHY AS THE RUM ESSENCE?
My name is Compania Indiilor Orientale, but you can call me the CIO. I’m 23 years old and I can say I’m a true-born Romanian. As far as I can remember I am passionate about spices, flavors, textures and combining them for the tastiest experiences that your taste cells can ever imagine.
I am proud to be a Romanian and I am proud to have stood strong for so long in such a competitive market. I refused to sell myself, I refused to make compromises in regards to the quality and I strongly believe that honest and hardworking people can be successful in life. Not only that I do believe that, I’ve proven it too.
I started modestly, supported by the family and a handful of hardworking and ambitious people that shared my passion. From 1995 until now I grew rather fast and even made international friends and colleagues, managing to bring taste and pleasure to foreign homes.
Take a look and stay a little longer in front of my recipes that have brought my family around the table for so many years. Be inspired and don’t become a stranger, write me your recipes, your impressions, and in turn will share them further.
If you are asking me, after all that time in which I have been spicing and sweetening, what is my motto, I would frankly tell you that life is like food, without salt and pepper it has no taste.
Now that we know each other better, I want to know ... What was the spice that has seasoned your life? Are you explosive like a chilli? Gentle as the cinnamon? Catchy as the essence of rum?