About the chatty chef

The face of the Chatty chef¡Hola! Me llamo Ada Puigarnau… and I am your Chatty chef.

I started cooking and baking at a young age and went on to have a career in something completely different, involving big amounts of words in different languages and living abroad.

Travelling and living away from home are excellent ways to realise two things: how much you miss food from home and how much you will miss all those delicious new dishes you just discovered once you return. For me, this revelation followed a spoon of caramel au beurre salé in Brest… Going back to Barcelona without the recipe was not an option!

Time and travels taught me something else: the spirit of a recipe can thrive even when the ties to its letter are somewhat loose. If you really want to eat it but you don’t have all the right ingredients to make it… find a way to fake it! I mastered the art of Spanifying food and I am now ready to pass on my secrets.

I moved to Dublin in 2007 and in 2009 I took some time off, went to France (again!) and graduated from an intensive pastry chef course in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie. After graduating, I stayed a bit longer working as a culinary translator and interpreter while learning more about pastry and helping with the international programs.

Back to Dublin and back to teaching Spanish and translating, I wanted to find a way to bring everything together, hence Cook and Chat and the Thermomix demonstrations.

Thanks for reading! Shall we speak Delicious soon?