About Me!

by Anna on June 6, 2008


First I would like to thank you for coming and visiting. It makes me very happy to read your lovely comments and have the chance to visit you back; I have found amazing people through this blog.

My name is Anna, I write and photograph the Chefwanabe site. I’m a Brazilian expatriate living in New york City but was lucky enough to have already lived in Sydney Australia for 3 years (I miss you terribly Ozzys) and in Los Angeles for 2 .

I love to travel and try different country foods. I love to cook; as much as I love to eat, I love to cook things like pizza, pastas and breads made entirely by scratch. And that’s probably because of my Italian ancestors. I’m a cookbook addict I can’t resist them I own more than 850 recipe books ( and this number just keeps growing somehow).

The majority of the recipes here are my original recreations. There are a few family recipes and some adaptations of existing recipes. I’m not a chef or professional cook.But I have studied the subject extensively.  My approach to food is use seasonal, fresh products. You can totally spot me at the  Farmer’s Market  photographing and choosing my next ingredients for my meals. Because I believe the best ingredients make the best food.

***Please note that content on this site is all rights reserved. If you have an interest in reproducing it anywhere, please get in touch.

Contact me at: annalumor@yahoo.com

Here are some of my paintings. That’s how I relax and help myself  get rid of my  Tantrums.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

chopinandmysaucepan September 9, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Hey Anna, love the name of your blog!! I came across your blog in Lori’s blog and wanted to say hi from Sydney 🙂

Looks like you have some beautiful recipes and I look forward to reading more! Have a great weekend.

Anna June 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Thank you so much Desre I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

Desre June 19, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Really love your recipes. Found this by accident and live by it now. Congratulations on a great site!

Juju June 11, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Hi, Anna!
So glad that I found you on foodbuzz, and got to visit your blog. You have a beautiful blog filled with delicious recipes! And the paintings!! You better keep on painting, those are gorgeous. I hope that we can share recipes together, and have a great through our blogs. Please visit my blog when you get a chance! I’ve subscribed to your blog and look forward for your posts! 🙂


Deborah, Temperinhos & Afins April 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Oi Anna.
Tudo bom?
Queria umas dicas suas de LA, pois tô indo pra aí em 2 semanas e não conheço nada! Coisas do tipo: onde é bacana se hospedar, bons restaurantes e bares, lojas fofas de coisas de cozinha, programações imperdíveis, enfim, toda e qq info q vc puder nos dar será super bem vinda!!!!
Se puder, me mande um email com as suas recomendações…

Richard April 7, 2011 at 9:35 AM

WOW!! It’s all so impressive! Especially to a newbie blogger like me!

Julia @ DimpleArts Photography March 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Anna, just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your banner! Your photography is fantastic!

Deborah February 13, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Hello Anna!
I’ve just found your blog by accident and felt in love with it immediately!
Great photos, great recipes!!!
Com certeza virei aqui sempre buscar uma inspiração!!!!
Parabéns pelo blog!


Jonathan February 7, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Hi Anna

I am in love with your blog. I run have a website about BBQ Grills and Recipes and I’d LOVE it if you can place my link on your blogroll/sidebar. Let me know what you think of it 🙂

URL : http://www.outdoor-bbqgrills.com/
Keyword: Outdoor BBQ Grills
Keyword2: BBQ Recipes

Best Regards

Anna November 4, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Thank you Laurie,
I’m sorry about that…I’m having some problems with my rss. But I have someone looking into it, hopefully he will fix it. 🙂

Laurie @SimplyScratch November 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Hi Anna! I really love the feel of your blog! Oh and stunning photos!! I’m trying to add you to my list of favorites… the URL won’t work… I have your baking site added… just not chefwanabe.com… HELP! 🙂

Ian Low September 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

hi wanabechef!

i too am a wanabechef, aka the silver chef, so was intrigued … come visit my own blog when u hv the time …

u sound like a very interesting person with an equally interesting blog … fascinating!

i too like risotto and have practised rigourously to cook it right … its tough but rewarding when it turns out perfect!

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