I’m Bruna Gomes, the master-mind behind Kitchenlicious. I’m here to make your life a bit sweeter, showing you that you don’t need more than a few good ingredients, love and a bit of enthusiasm to create amazingly delicious desserts, freshly baked goods and wonderful dishes from all over the world.
I’m a true believer that making jaw dropping, good looking and tasty food takes only a few resources to be done. Good ingredients make all the difference, but when it comes to what you *really* need to have in your kitchen, you can definitely do everything with only a couple of items.
It would be pretty obvious to say that I love to cook and to bake, but that is the absolute truth.
I baked my very first cake when I was 8 years old, and it was so good, but so good that I couldn’t believe I had done that. I got addicted to baking. Fast forward 20 years in time, I now hold a Food Engineering degree, a Pastry Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu Paris and I cannot spend one day without cooking anything.
I was born and raised in Brazil, in a lovely countryside(ish) city called Campinas. In December/11, I moved with only two 32 kilo bag to Moscow, Russia, where I experienced snow and sub-zero temperatures for the very first time. I lived and worked there until October/14. Now I’m living in the awesome city of Toronto, Ontario, spending my time between Canada, France, Brazil and who knows where next. You can find more insights about these experiences on my “Travelling and Living Abroad” page.
Some Random Facts About Me
- I speak three languages fluently: Portuguese (native), English (well, duh! ;)) and Russian (barely without an accent, but I struggle sometimes). I also manage to speak some Spanish and French, but it’s not that fluent. Yet.
- I tried to learn German once, but I gave up. It’s too hard and I sound stupid trying to make those sounds.
- I still have a huge list of languages I want to learn, such as: Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Estonian and Dutch. Don’t ask me why.
- I’ve been to 28 countries so far, and I have a serious crush with Ireland. It’s by far my favorite country in the world (with Scotland being a close second).
- Paris, though, is my favorite city in the world. Yes, I’ve been converted. It’s impossible not to fall in love with it.
- I have the worst musical taste ever. Don’t ask about it either, I’ll be way too embarrassed.
- I love butter with all my heart. And it hurts that I cannot find too many options in Toronto.
- I don’t eat any fish or sea food, in any circumstances. I slightly like crab meat, but I’m allergic to it.
- I stopped eating pork meat after I visited a sausage processing plant when I was 9 years old.
- I almost fainted in a practical class at college when my professor was boning half a pig.
- I also don’t eat cheese in most cases. I am known by “reconstructing” my pizza slices, which means I put aside all toppings, remove the cheese and put the toppings back.
- If you did the right math, you’ll see that I don’t eat neither bacon or cheddar. I swear to you I’m not crazy.
- My favorite foods are Indian, Italian and Mediterranean. But I don’t have an absolute favorite dessert. Maybe my grandma’s walnut cake, because it tastes like Christmas.
- I do have, however, some favorite ice creams: Summer Berries and Cream, from Haagen-Dasz, Pear Sorbet, from Movenpick and a Pineapple and White Chocolate ice cream from a small shop in my hometown.
- I like the combination of apples, cinnamon, walnuts and vanilla more than chocolate.
- I love, absolutely love everything with lots of spices.
- I tend to make my food too salty. I need to change that.
- Sometimes I don’t eat meat for several weeks without even noticing. That’s why you’ll probably see vegetarian dishes here. But I am definitely not an vegetarian. Love my steaks.
- I don’t like overly sweet desserts, which is usually a problem when I return to Brazil. People there use truckloads of sugar, which makes it hard to eat or drink almost anything.
- My favorite soft drink is Coke Zero. I absolutely cannot live without it.
- I absolutely love hearts of palm, but it’s very hard to find it in most places. I can eat a 3 kilo can (we have those in Brazil) alone, in a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. No kidding.
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