Hello there. My name is Andrea, and I am the creator of Bella Eats. Thank you for stopping by, I am so happy that you are here.
I am an architectural designer by profession, so clean lines and calming design are the way I like to see the world. Photography has been a passion of mine since high school and sharing food as a way to share love has been a lifelong reality. Bella Eats provides the perfect outlet for me to explore and experiment with beautiful food and images, and to share the stories that surround them. It is my hope that the love I pour into the recipes I create oozes out of my photographs and into my readers’ lives, helping them to create new memories with family and friends around the table.
Cooking is also a way to celebrate and share my adopted home town. Charlottesville, Virginia is a city with its eyes wide open to the wonders and challenges of maintaining a strong local food movement. My husband and I strive to live as sustainable a life as possible, so most of what I share at Bella Eats is local and seasonal. We are passionate about growing our own food and also about the relationships we’ve established with farmers and vendors at the Charlottesville City Market. I enjoy documenting not only my time in the kitchen, but also the journey to get certain ingredients to the table. We feel very lucky to have landed here and can’t imagine living anywhere else. If you live in the Charlottesville area, please see my local page for a listing of food providers and supporters.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
about the photography…
All photos featured on the blog are the property of myself and bellaeats.com, unless otherwise specified. All rights are reserved. If you would like to use a photo from the blog, I’d be flattered! But please, ask permission first and give proper credit to bellaeats.com.
Also, I am available for freelance food photography and writing. If you’re interested in discussing a project, please send an email to email@example.com. You can see my full photography portfolio here.