About Phyllis

Welcome to Oracibo!

When I started to think about writing a blog, it was because I wanted share my passion for cooking.  I’ve been an avid cook and baker since I was in my early teens.

There’s no question that my first love is Italian cuisine but I really enjoy exploring other cuisines and tastes. I feel fortunate to be part of a network of other dedicated cooks, bloggers and food writers who share their joy of cooking and that special thrill from finding something new to share, whether it’s a recipe or a restaurant or a something discovered in their travels.

I had the best “job” ever as corporate chef for fifteen years working for a top Canadian bank.  I had so much fun springing new things on those bankers! For me it always was about being able to cook and share the foods I’ve prepared.  Now our neighbours are getting text’s when I’m baking!  I don’t think they mind!

My husband and I took our very fist trip to Europe in 2007.  Three weeks in Tuscany and Umbria and we couldn’t help but fall in love with Italy.  Joe is a talented photographer and has lent his skills to the photos included in my blog.  Since that first trip we’ve spent time in London, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna.  Somehow or other we seem to have fallen in love with Rome, returning as often as possible!  We’ve made great friends there, eating together, sharing stories and being with each other.  Naturally they’re cooks and food lovers too!

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