I was born and raised in Pernambuco, Brazil, a place where passion for food runs in our veins!!!
I was a happy lawyer and foodie there, who got married to an American and immigrated to the USA in 2002. I lived for 5 years in California, where I attended the California Culinary Academy, graduating in Culinary Arts - Le Cordon Bleu program. As part of my training, I carried out an externship at Elegant Events Catering, Inc., under the supervision of its Executive Chef/owner Jacques Hayes, who worked for Tri Star Motion Pictures as well as for “Epicurean Magazine” and “Food and Beverage Journal,” among others.
In 2007, I moved with my family to Texas. Since then, I have dedicated my time to raising 2 wonderful girls and to keeping on doing what I do best: cooking! - and now, teaching others how to cook.
Because I couldn't live without sharing with others the one-of-a-kind food of my beloved country, which I miss every single day, I decided to create this blog. That is why it's called FROM BRAZIL TO YOU.