Hi! My name is Vinny Alves and I’m not a professional chef.

Truth be told, I don’t even cook that much anymore – the missus does most of the cooking.

But when I do cook, I enjoy doing it – and if I can do it, so can everybody else.

In this website I go over many of the recipes that I’ve been taught by my grandmother, mother, and wife. You’ll find Brazilian recipes (I’m Brazilian by birth, Canadian by choice), with strong Italian and German influences as that’s where my ancestors are from.

I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as I do.