Hi, my name is Valérie! This cooking blog is like my cookbook, you will find my favourite recipes, usually easy recipes and home-cooked meals.
I am originally from Paris and I’ve lived in Barcelona since 2006. At first, I just wanted to travel in another city for a while, but as many people know it is very difficult to leave Barcelona once you live there for a time. I have to say that Barcelona is a very appealing city because of its location, climate, history, mood … and of course its cooking! I could talk much longer, about Barcelona and Spain in general, but it’s better to keep it for another post some day.
I am lucky enough to work in online marketing, currently as freelance for a communication agency based in Barcelona, and combine this with my cooking blog, that I started 2 year ago. There is no other purpose other than making a cooking book, in order to write my recipes and share them with my friends with a few beautiful pictures, another one of my hobbies. One day if I have more time, I might do it more seriously!
Other hobbies I have include yoga, dance, photography, and travelling: I made a dream 3 months trip to Latin America 3 years ago, and the pictures are available on this blog: https://valenamerica.wordpress.com/
Please do not hesitate to send me any messages or comments about the web site, also if you need any translation of a recipe in French, I will be happy to send it to you!
Any chance you could re-post your summer beef stew recipe, I cannot get it up on the webpage. I cooked it in the summer and it was delicious and would like to cook it again. Thank you.
Hi Melisa! Thanks for the nice comment, and here is the recipe that you mentioned: https://valenbarcelona.com/french-summer-beef-stew/