Hi, and welcome to Viva La Food!

This blog is for those who love to cook, experiment with new recipes and eat good food. Here you will find creative recipes, master classes, useful reviews and cooking tips, and tricks.


Now a little bit about myself. My name is Anna, and I’m always madly busy in the kitchen. The only thing I like better than talking about food is cooking it. Every day I cook, invent new recipes, style and photograph my food. I have a degree in International Economics, but my heart always belonged to cooking. Originally I’m from Ukraine, but a few years ago my husband and I moved to sunny California, and now we live in beautiful Menlo Park, the heart of Silicon Valley.
Only after moving to the United States I finally could devote most of my free time to cooking, attending master classes and arranging dinners for family and friends. I sincerely believe that food is a powerful source of happiness and inspiration, you just need to explore its possibilities.

«Food is our common ground, a universal experience» – James Beard

The main reason I’ve created Viva La Food is to share my passion for food with culinary enthusiasts and also get a chance to meet amazing people from all over the world. All the recipes that you will find on Viva La Food are written, cooked and photographed by me. I sincerely hope that each of you visiting this site can find something new, useful and interesting.

Whether you’re a reader, publisher, PR professional or prospective advertiser, I’d love to hear from you – contact me at anna@vivalafood.com