Growing up in a Portuguese household with a large extended family in Kitchener, Ont., Paula has been eating the food of great cooks for her whole life. Her own culinary journey started in her early 20s. As she grew more confident in her cooking, she began to improvise and develop her own creations. Paula learned to become fearless in the kitchen and try anything. Her most recent creations are inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi’s cooking.
Join her as she discusses the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and Ottolenghi’s style
Paula Costa started her blog, Dragon’s Kitchen, as a way to share recipes with friends and family, but was pleasantly surprised when strangers began visiting the blog and leaving comments. It encouraged her to continue and expand how she used it. Social media has opened up an entire “foodie” world of new people and experiences for Paula. She finds that “each new meeting or outing expands my knowledge, increases my passion and (I hope) makes my blog better.”
Paula loves teaching cooking classes, competing in cooking competitions, catering and hosting supper clubs.