I am Portuguese and have lived in Portugal, Brazil, France and Italy.
At 45, I decided to change my professional life and go for my dream - become a professional chef.
I graduated from the Cordon Bleu School and moved to Tuscany where I lived for 4 years learning the cuisine and culture.
In 2010 I mved back to Portugal and 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.