About me

Welcome to Cravings in Amsterdam!

My name is Paola. I am a freelance recipe developer, food/lifestyle photographer, food stylist and content creator.

I am from Lima, Peru and currently live in Amsterdam with my husband and 2 cats. I have moved around a bit since my childhood. I’ve lived in the U.S., France, Venezuela, and love brought me to the Netherlands. 

As long as I can remember my life has revolved around food. I love recipes that evoke memories. From helping my mom cook, watching cooking shows, to finally embarking on a mini culinary adventure on my own. Right after I finished hospitality management, I moved to Lyon for four months to take a cooking course at L’Institut Paul Bocuse. Those months were a feast for my taste buds.

This blog started as a way to share my cravings. My husband always jokes that I might be pregnant because I’m always craving something very specific. If that were the case, it has been a 30 year long pregnancy. 

The recipes I share are easy to make, some very healthy and some more indulgent. For me it’s about balance and what’s life without some cake?

You can follow me on Instagram @cravingsinamsterdam for some sneak peeks of recipes to come. To keep up to date with new posts, you can also follow my Facebook page by clicking here. For behind the scenes, more of Amsterdam and a peek of press events, you can follow my Instagram Stories and Youtube channel.

Feel welcome to leave any questions, suggestions or comments you may have.

I’ve worked with food, skincare, fashion & lifestyle brands like: National Geographic, Sleep, Lumi Finland, Valess, Ketel One Vodka, Electrolux, Calve, Campo Viejo, UberEats, Optimel, Veja, Veuve Clicquot, Lancaster Paris, Goosecraft, GlamGlow, Aperol, Hellmann’s, Hero Fruit, Kiehl’s, Magimix and Oatly. If you are interested in a collaboration, you can reach me at: cravingsinamsterdam@outlook.com .

Thank you for visiting!

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10 thoughts on “About me

  • January 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hello Paola, nice to meet you! 🙂 I think your food looks amazing and your pictures are beautiful!

  • March 25, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Hola Paola ! Excelente Blog y muchas gracias por mencionar el nombre de nuestra tienda en algunas de tus recetas ! Si un día pasas por Paris, no dudes en visitarnos ! Será un placer conocerte !



    • March 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Hola Ricardo! De nada, me encanta la tienda! Estuve ahi hace un par de años y sali happy con aji amarillo y dulces. Parada obligatoria si estoy en Paris.

  • November 18, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I am always flicking through food blogs and I can definitely say that yours is my new favourite! Love the creativity! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. All the best from Dubai xxx

  • February 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Hi I love your food ideas!

    There awesome!!

    How did you make those spring rolls?

    Regards Ethel

    • February 19, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Do you mean the ones filled with fruit that I had for breakfast? Those are just chopped fruit rolled into rice paper rolls, the same ones you use fort he savory version. And for the sauce, just placed in the pan the juice of 1 orange, 3 passion fruit and coconut sugar to taste and reduced it for a few minutes over medium heat.


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