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I am Adriana Martin, nice meeting you!
I was born in Mexico but have been living in Orlando for over eighteen years now, so I am proud Floridian and loving it!
My passion is cooking, but my career is in marketing. Have been an entrepreneur since 2011 when I decided to branch out and start my small business with the idea of making an homage to my family’s recipes and the culinary legacy left by my grandmother who was a restauranteur. I’m a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother, and an animal lover. I have tremendous respect for the food I serve to my family and friends, and every day I learn different flavors and tricks to include in my food repertoire.
I love to read about food, recipes, and trends as well as to experience new restaurants and watch famous chefs prepare food. Then I go back to my kitchen, the place where my cooking adventure starts.
My cooking inspirations come from a familiar flavor, a spice, the smell of fresh fruit or an herb, what I have available in my fridge or merely a walk in the local farmers market to check out the fresh ingredients that will inspire my dish of the day.
My motto: “simple ingredients can create masterpieces,” and my whole focus with this site is to share easy recipes that you can recreate at home and get you inspired to cook because through the food you can touch the lives of those you love.
I grew up in the kitchen, so I got my love for cooking and skills from my mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and my aunts. These women have influenced my cooking style for many years, that is why a lot of my recipes are inspired by them and most importantly by my grandmother’s legacy.
I enjoy teaching and recently launched personalized cooking classes and online inquiries on cooking techniques and anything you would like to know about food and its preparation. I think it is essential to cook at home and to teach others how to cook allows me to preserve my family’s cooking traditions and dishes as well as to inspire others to prepare homemade meals.
I shared extraordinary moments with my dear grandma Doña Alicia. She taught me the passion for making people happy putting out delicious dishes. She owned several restaurants and catered for the Mexican socialité for many years. Great teacher Doña Alicia now my angel companion and to whom I dedicate this site and my recipes.
In Adriana’s Best Recipes, you will find my food inspirations, recipes, foodie travels, Latino culture, cocktails, stories, and ideas.
You will also get to meet my pets, as they are a big part of my family and my everyday life.
I’m thrilled to welcome you to my home kitchen, delicious smells and flavors. Feel free to join the conversation by posting your comments; we value your feedback.
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