Hello friends! I’m so excited to have you here! The short version of my story is: I like to cook. I write recipes. Welcome aboard.
If you want to hear a little bit more, please take a sit because I talk a lot sometimes.
My name is Camila. I am a Brazilian who’s been living in the US since 2011, in upstate New York. My husband Brian is American and we have a son, Luke.
Now that we got through this basic introduction, let’s get to who I really am…
I’ve always been a fan of the kitchen but my passion for cooking really became an obsession in 2013. With no family and not a lot of friends in my new town in the US, I turned to my KitchenAid to keep me entertained. On my days off from work, I would cook these really elaborate 5 course meals for my husband. I would write recipes down and make notes about what worked and what didn’t. Soon, I was making my own recipes. Now, I am working on curating everything I’ve written down over the past few years, as well as coming up with new ideas and recipes everyday.
You will probably read a lot about my grandparents here because they are the ones who have taught me about love and dedication to cooking. I grew up with all these great cooks around me, that have influenced me a great deal. From my Portuguese grandma making bread at her bakery everyday for 50 years, my Italian grandma making amazing Sunday lunches for the family to eat together, my mom and dad always making everything from scratch at home, I learned to enjoy the art of making good food.
As a cook, I’ve always enjoyed the long processes. I enjoy recipes that take 5 days and 849 steps to complete. I am the slow and low type of cook. I like to make all of the elements of a recipe from scratch. I’ll make my own puff pastry, my own bread for sandwiches, my own ricotta cheese, I’ve even made my own burrata! But that’s just me. I have ginormous patience in the kitchen. If that’s not you, don’t leave yet! You can always use store-bought and follow the rest of the recipe! I hope I can teach you something and also learn from you! We are all here to harvest inspiration from each other.
You’ll also probably see a lot of my son Luke around. He isn’t even 2 years old yet but he is always in the kitchen with me. I give him small tasks like pouring ingredients or stirring, and even though he has no idea what he is doing, he has a lot of fun. I am trying to teach him the love for cooking that was taught to me.
On a non-cooking note, I have published my first book in 2017. It’s a children’s book called The Little Bird in the Cage (or O Passarinho na Gaiola), with copies in Portuguese and English.
Besides that, I really love photographing my food, swimming, fall days, oh, and I also really love pies and tacos!