I was raised in São Paulo, Brasil and my family immigrated to the United States in 1965. I am a proud mother of Sergio and André, and also a proud grandmother of six grandchildren.

I was introduced to different cuisines in Brasil which have a very strong presence from Portuguese, Italians, Spaniards, Germans, Japanese, and Middle Easterns. My love of cooking began with my grandmothers, my maids, and my mother.

Mattson has educated me in so many ways about different ingredients, different kinds of food, and how to reinvent one’s old ideas.

My passion is cooking, crafting, crochet and knitting. My favorite time now is spending time with the grandchildren.