Every so often, we're highlighting a local or regional blogger we think you ought to know about. We can’t be everywhere at once, so we look to these passionate eaters, cooks and writers to keep us tapped into every facet of the food world. Consider this a way to get to know a blog’s taste buds, because, well, you should.
Meet today's featured blogger and blog:
I have always had a need to create, but I didn’t know how to channel it. I learned to cook at a young age watching my mother and grandmother make Spanish tortilla and patatas en salsa verde, but I never knew that would end up being my way of life.
I went to university and received a business and economics degree, but I soon learned that was not the career for me. In 1998, I moved to the United States and soon after, I enrolled in culinary school to pursue my passion for pastry. While attending school, I worked in several fine-dining restaurants and finally landed my dream job at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach where I learned from the best.
I loved my job, but when I become a mother, I decided to take some time off from professional kitchens. In 2008, I started Cannelle Et Vanille as a way to keep a journal of my cooking and baking musings at home. I perfected my macaron recipes and experimented with roasted plums and coconut milk risotto. I realized then my passion for styling and photography, and slowly my career turned that way. Since then, I have been working as a freelance food writer, stylist and photographer.
I am a mother of two small children. Having them in my life has put me back in a place where I appreciate simplicity and seasonality once again, just like I grew up.
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