Maribel is another great blind cook: see us making her mother’s classic Spanish dish of eggs à la flamencohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9OnaZzQTkI&feature=youtu.be in her sunny Melbourne home.
Maribel maribelsteel.com was a driving force behind my baking Blind trip to Australia, and we had a fabulous time cooking together, sharing laughs and songs plus our ideas about living with blindness.
Not only a great cook and singer, Maribel is already a published author, speaker, blogger and general all-round entrepreneurial woman who is unstinting in sharing her own experiences. We talked about why people who can’t see still want to choose the colour of their clothes. On that day, quite by chance, we were both wearing red and she had even chosen crockery to match! My coordinated luggage definitely came up second-best. But, since then, I’ve tried to go one better and now have a red cane too – who wants a boring white one?
I hope that this little video gives an insight into life with a disability. There were just two women having fun together, totally unfazed by their blindness, completely competent and capable.
The dish would make a perfect brunch: simple ingredients of garlic, onion, peppers, tomatoes and chorizo sausage gently sautéed before sharing between individual dishes that were each topped with a fresh egg before oven-baking. You don’t really need a recipe for something so straightforward.
We ended the morning on her sunny balcony, enjoying the sounds and smells of the city. Maribel and her partner, Harry, broke into a song that summed up our thinking: “Everything’s going to be alright!”