Welcome Y’all! I’m Paula, the recipe developer, food stylist, food photographer, writer, editor, and chief dishwasher behind the blog.
I started my blog in 2009 as a place to share my recipes with my friends and family. To be honest, I almost fainted the first time I received a comment from a NON family member. I never dreamed it would turn into a full time job that I ADORE. Some highlights …
Featured in/on sites such as: SAVEUR, CNN’S EATOCRACY, THE COOKING CHANNEL and SOUTHERN LIVING to name a few.
Nominated for The SAVEUR 1st Annual Food Blog Awards – “Best Special Interest Blog” category.
Contributor for sites such as: PAULA DEEN, BETTY CROCKER, DISNEY’S BABBLE, PARADE and DIXIE CRYSTAL’S.
It’s been an exciting journey and I am continuing to learn, and occasionally burn things. Which brings me to tell you that I’m NOT a professional chef, no, I am just someone who loves to cook – A LOT. I’m passionate about food. From how it’s grown, to the people who grow it, to how to it’s processed, how to properly store it (did I mention I’m a food nerd), to different cooking techniques.
I love ALL kinds of foods and cook all types of foods but Italian food will always be THE ONE for me. I lived in Northern Italy growing up and yes I speak Italian. It’s where I learned to appreciate food and cooking. Italian food is about simple, quality ingredients that are combined with love.
Today the blog has evolved to share more than recipes. There’s places that I’ve visited in my TRAVEL section and things like: gardening, DIY crafts, small home improvements and more in the (catch all) KITCHEN SINK tab.
If you’re interested in reaching me, drop me an email at paula (@) bellalimento.com or connect with me on TWITTER, FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM