Based in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Baru Rubs & Sauces is a local company whose products include a wide variety of seasoning, sauces and condiments. Run by longtime friends, Zeta Newis and Nina Lafleur, the company branched out from their popular Kitsilano neighborhood restaurant, Baru Latino. A labour of love from the get-go, Baru Rubs & Sauces reflects the same celebration of flavours, scents and freshness as the restaurant from which it grew.
Growing up in a multi-ethnic family where foods from all cultures were celebrated, I gained not just a taste for different foods but the ability to cook them as well. Now married to a restaurateur who loves to entertain, my own family seems a natural extension of my childhood. As a young mother, I had decided that food could be used as a vehicle to learn about, taste, and experience the outside world without leaving home—a philosophy I continue to embrace today.
Despite my deep love of food, cooking didn’t always come naturally to me. In fact, it wasn’t until my restaurateur-husband caught me trying to pass off a prepackaged meal as my own one night that I decided it was time to overcome my fear of cooking once and for all. “I finally realized I was trying too hard to create what I thought I should be cooking, instead of what I enjoyed cooking. That’s when everything changed.”
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