My name is Carlos and I’ve always loved cooking ever since I was a child. I remember helping in the Kitchen at home from a very young age and by the time I was 12 I could do a pretty decent dish.
During my teenage years I focused mostly on trying to replicate the desserts from my favourite local restaurants, sometimes with better results than others… But my passion for cooking only fully blossomed when I moved to the UK ten years ago and I found myself missing and trying to replicate mum’s home cooking (this website owes a lot to her… by the way, thanks mum).
The idea behind Portuguese Soul Kitchen started to take shape when I was telling my friends about my cooking adventures. I would often be asked “what’s Portuguese food like?” Some would also add “a lot of fish I suppose?” It is indeed true that the Portuguese love and eat a lot of fish and I’m one of those Portuguese myself, but having to adapt to the UK and the high cost of fresh fish I soon found myself cooking a great variety of Portuguese dishes. It was because of this that I wanted to take my passion for Portuguese cooking and show people what my country’s cuisine had to offer.
Hope you enjoy the food!