About me

Hey, Hi!

Welcome to Delicious Cravings At Vania’s Kitchen!

I’m Vania Cotta– a home chef, a cake decorator, a daughter, an elder sister, a wife and the carer of two Jade plants: on a mission to celebrate the variety in home-cooked comfort food.

I share indulgent and delicious yet simple and easy-to-make comfort food recipes every other day.

I have DELICIOUS CRAVINGS!

I love to cook, bake and experiment AT VANIA’S KITCHEN!

Feel free to ask me anything:

I began blogging my food journey almost 4 years back, on my 21st birthday. It has been amazingly adventurous every since. It’s been a journey to celebrate my creations, my recipes. Not forgetting my creativity which I try and bring into every dish prepared by me, be it a cake baked by me or a chicken pulao cooked by me…

4th July 2015- the day Delicious Cravings at Vania’s Kitchen was born!

I can never get tired working tirelessly in a kitchen the entire day, preparing something which will bring smiles on those faces who savour the dish. Wow! Amazing! Awesome! Yummy! Delicious! You’re so good at this! – these are some of the things I often hear while observing those happy faces relishing my recipes. The feeling is just surreal.

The main idea I want to put forth through my blog is that: Cooking from scratch can be much easier than once thought.

My blog will be an avenue for all those amateur foodies who want to try their hands at cooking a ‘pretty’-looking decent dish. This is a place where all those novice cooks trying to prepare quick- bites to add taste to their delicious cravings can find an easier way to achieve that.

The highlights of ‘Delicious Cravings’ at Vania’s Kitchen are simple and fresh family-friendly recipes. However, I try and include some restaurant reviews or specific dishes which grab my attention whether online or in a restaurant or maybe even in the street food plethora. Also, sometimes I like writing elaborate posts about certain food topics. I hope they are informative enough for you.

My blog will also feature lots of great recipes that represent the local food culture- the Goan as well as the Indian food culture. And, now even the British food culture as I’ve moved to London…Here, you’ll find me cooking up a storm: dishes inspired by favourite restaurants, something out of the box, or just whatever I can lay my hands on at that moment.

I shall try to pair all my recipes and dishes with spectacular photographs and videos whenever possible and needed. I’ll try my best to make this blog a food experience for you.

I love all food, so it’d be hard for me to choose a favourite, but I have a soft spot for cheese, coffee, and Portuguese-Goan foods are my delicious cravings. I love cooking for occasions and I enjoy every bit of it.

Given the complexities of the rich, ancient and varied Goan cuisine, food has always been a prominent marker of the Goan identity. I am a Goan. And, I promise to delve into this Goan cuisine through my blog.

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you’ll stick around on this journey with me…

Let’s happily COOK, BAKE and ENJOY!!!

Much love xx

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