Sweet and Simple Magazine: Blogs We Love * Cannelle Et Vanille

email pop up

Blogs We Love * Cannelle Et Vanille

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of Our Favorite Food Bloggers Aran of Cannelle et Vanille. Aran is freelance food writer, stylist and photographer. Her stunning blog is full of some of the most beautiful photography I have ever seen accompanied by some tasty recipes. Aran is also in the process of getting her first cookbook ready, Cannelle Et Vanille cookbook, published by Little, Brown and Company coming in the fall of 2012. 

April editor-in-chief 

Tell us little about yourself and your blog? 
I am originally from Bilbao in the Spanish side of the Basque Country. I moved to the US following love when I was 24. I worked as a professional pastry chef for years before I stopped to take care of my first child. Soon after that, I started Cannelle Et Vanille as a way to keep me busy and journal my recipes and interest in the kitchen.

{all photos by Aran Goyoaga}

Where do you go for inspiration?
I love photography books, Scandinavian design, Elle a Table, fashion magazines, nature, farmers markets... Inspiration is everywhere.

What are 3 of your favorite food projects? 
I am currently working on my first cookbook. I get to work on all the recipes, styling, photography and writing. Although very challenging at times, it is the most creative project of my life. I also loved cooking on a television show last summer and working with Amy Atlas was also one of my highlights.

Tell us 3 of your must have kitchen tools-
Good knives, not expensive ones necessarily, but sharp and sturdy ones. A stand mixer and baking sheets. I have a million baking sheets.

Tell us your wildest dream something you would love to do, have or be etc - 
So many! I would love to be able to build an enormous kitchen at my son's school and make cooking classes mandatory. I would love to take my whole family around the world with no worries of time or money. I would love to open a really nice photography studio where I can collaborate with my favorite food stylists and photographers. And many more.