About me

Welcome to Cravings in Amsterdam!

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

I am from Lima, Peru and currently live in Amsterdam with my husband and 2 cats (Mandu & Nip). 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 or my Snapchat: cravingsinams.

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

I’ve worked with food, skincare, fashion & lifestyle brands like: Electrolux, Calve, UberEats, Optimel, Veja, Veuve Clicquot, Lancaster Paris, Auchan, Goosecraft, GlamGlow, Rosefield, Aperol, Hellmann’s, Hero Fruit, Kiehl’s, Magimix and Offley. If you are interested in a collaboration, you can reach me at: cravingsinamsterdam@outlook.com .

Thank you for visiting!

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