I am Portuguese, I have lived in Portugal, Brazil, France and Italy where my husband and I have a farm in Tuscany. In February 2010 we moved back to Estoril in Portugal.
Both my husband and my son cook extremely well, each their own different cuisines. My 9 year old granddaughter has a palate like I've never seen in a child, so it's a pleasure to cook for her aswell.
At 45, I decided to change my life and go for my dream - become a professional chef. I graduated from the Cordon Bleu School and moved to Tuscany where I had a Cooking Shool for 3 years.
I now live in Estoril, 20 minutes away from Lisbon on the Atlantic coast, where I am a personal chef and cookery teacher.
I basically mix and match Portuguese, French, Italian and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Here in Food 52 I also go by the name Babette's Feast where I post mostly revisited French cuisine. .