Photo credit: Diana M. Lott Photography
Benvenuti! Welcome to Flavia’s Flavors, my food blog. I am Flavia and I love to cook, bake, write and take photographs. I decided to start my own food blog because I wanted to have a place where I could showcase my passions and share them with family, friends and other food bloggers.
I come from an Italian family, and I grew up around people who used food and cooking as a way to keep their traditions alive, celebrate their Italian culture, express their love for their family, and nourish the people they cooked for with the freshest and best quality ingredients. I grew up eating really, really well.
I have had the privilege of being able to travel to Italy for most of my life, where I was able to form close relationships with my maternal and paternal great aunts, great uncles and cousins, most of whom are wonderful home cooks. I was also fortunate to grow up near my maternal and paternal grandparents, who were also excellent home cooks. My paternal grandfather, Luigi, was a professional chef, with an incredibly interesting career. I think it is safe to say that cooking is in my blood!
My food and cooking philosophy is based in my passion for using the freshest and best-quality ingredients and cooking and baking from scratch to allow the inherent flavors and textures of ingredients to shine without using complicated techniques.
I am originally from the East Coast--born in Washington, DC and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. My kitchen can be found in Katy, Texas where I live with my husband, Peter, who has a big sweet tooth, loves pasta and is always willing to taste-test my recipes.
I am looking forward to sharing my love of food and cooking with you here on Flavia's Flavors. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments.
Thank you for stopping by.