I come from a multi-country Western European family, that settled in South America in the 1960s, and eventually spread all over the world. So, my background is a bit complicated. But, if my extremely diverse roots taught me something, in unison, is that food is love.
I’ve always felt drawn into food and cooking, but it was about 4 years ago that my passion for cooking suddenly increased. I tried to recreate my favorite dishes from the restaurants I visited and started experimenting with non-conventional ingredients. And, in an unexpected turn of events, I ended up utterly obsessed with the most basic of all foods: bread. So, I got myself a very simple recipe, and went ahead and bake my first couple of loaves. They didn’t turn out very good, but at least they were eatable. Around the same time, I was trying to eat better, not lighter, just better-quality food. So, I quickly found myself doing research about how to make high-quality bread, and It didn’t take too long to discover that sourdough was the way to go. That’s when my obsession with sourdough was born, a healthy obsession that has taken me to so many great places until today. I’ve made from white bread to croissants using sourdough as my only levain agent, and I still have so many things I’m eager to try.
This blog is mainly about my adventures with sourdough and its wild, beautiful, magical yeasts. About all the many kinds of baked goods that can be done with the sourdough method, like pastries, pizza, and sweets. And, every now and then, you will find articles and recipes of some side obsessions of mine, like non-yeasted bread and homemade pasta. Oh, Pasta!
I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy cooking and writing.