Hello friends! I’m so excited to have you here!
My name is Camila. I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have been living in upstate New York, in the United States since December of 2011.
My husband’s name is Brian and we have a son, Luke! Luke is 2 years old.
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 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, since he is in the kitchen with me all day long! Check out my instagram highlights to see Luke in action in the kitchen since he was a little baby!
Here’s a picture of when I went to read my book to the 3rd grade at a local school!
Besides that, I really love photographing my food, swimming, fall days, running, oh, and I also really love pies and tacos!