Hi there, I’m Carmen, the voice behind Belmondo Foods.
I consider myself a citizen of the world. Born in Venezuela, lived in Ecuador until I was eighteen and then moved to Florida to go to college where I have been ever since. In college I met my “media naranja”, who was my best friend and with whom I got married and started a family. We did not start a family right away, Jose and I decided to wait a couple of years and spent them traveling. To this day, travelling is our family’s favorite activity. Jose and I believe that the best gift we can give our children is the opportunity to travel and create memories. From the time our sons were young we’ve had the opportunity to plan summer family vacations. Our hope is to continue this family travelling tradition as long as we can and while we have good health.
My love for food started at a young age in my mom’s kitchen. She was an amazing Italian cook who loved to entertain and had the ability to evoke feelings of happiness with her cooking! I truly believe that cooking has an incredible power of bringing people together. This is why our kitchen has become the center of many activities; pizza making gatherings, fundraising parties, our yearly Christmas celebration and many others. The kitchen is definitely the part of the house where we spend the most time!
Having been exposed to a wide range of international dishes growing up, I’ve developed gusto for flavors and cuisines from around the world. Here in Belmondo Foods, you’ll find several globally-inspired recipes mostly easy to prepare with a few complicated ones that with a little bit of planning could become fun family/friend projects. Cooking is better when you experiment with flavors and ingredients; my hope is that the recipes in this blog will inspire you to try new flavors and entice you to create new dishes.
I invite you to give the gift of love by sharing a meal … As the Irish Proverb goes “Laughter is brightest in the place where food is.” ❤️
Thanks for visiting my virtual kitchen, hope you’ll keep in touch!
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