About Kuli-Kuli

I’m Robin, the founder of Kuli Kuli, and I’ve always had a strong interest in other cultures and their cuisines. (I could easily wake up in the middle of the night wondering what they eat in Turkmenistan, now I know!)

Amid the Corona pandemic, I started to miss travelling and discovering new foods, and I felt that there wasn’t a place on the internet where chefs from all over the world could tell the stories of their culinary heritage.

If you love cooking as much as I do, I can hopefully inspire you to try something new. Perhaps an Ecuadorian ceviche with peanuts, or Saudi Arabia’s version of risotto with roast chicken? We add new recipes all the time.

I have a background in software engineering, so setting up a website was easy enough, but without any help, the website would look like it was made in 1995.

I'm blessed with two foodie friends who are the best you can wish for in their disciplines. Jolien joined as a designer and Martijn as front-end developer. Speaking of foodies - I'm glad to have found Helen, who is an outstanding food writer and joined as a copyeditor. Together we try and bring you new mouth-watering content every month!

And the name? I got inspired by the delicious West-African peanut snack that’s called kuli-kuli (or klui-klui). It’s particularly popular in Benin, and Angela N'Dah-Sékou knows exactly how to make it. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then a take look at the other chefs' suggestions!

Do you want to get in touch? Just send me an e-mail. You can also follow us on Instagram.

Robin van Ginhoven
Jolien Kappert
Martijn Nieuwenhuizen
Helen Graves