Hi there! I’m Dani Colombatto. Recipe developer, photographer, stylist, and writer from Austin, TX by way of San Diego. I’m so happy you found your way into my proverbial kitchen nook. My recipes are inspired by my colorful Italian and Portuguese upbringing, seasonal produce, and a hefty dose of nostalgia. I’m a believer in demystifying seemingly “scary” recipes, and elevating everyday staples into something impressive enough for last minute company.
I cook, write, style, and photograph from my sunny kitchen and home studio in East Austin- usually, with an orange cat lurking close by. On this blog, you’ll find a lot of comfort food that is inspired by my family’s roots, and three major food groups: pasta, polenta, and risotto (I’m only half joking). When I’m not working away in the kitchen, you can find me trying to become a gal with a green thumb (who still screams at the occasional worm or spider) in my backyard vegetable garden. You might also find me exploring East Austin for records and new props. However, let’s be real: I’m a total homebody, and I’m probably in the kitchen (hopefully with a good glass of wine). I love a seafood tower, houseplant shopping, 80s-90s jazz, and a pop of color.
Interested in some fresh recipe development, styled photos, or branded content? Shoot me an email at email@example.com for rates, portfolio, media kit, etc. In the past, I've partnered with brands such as Urban Outfitters, Edible Austin, Veuve Clicquot, SKYY Vodka, LaCroix Water, Method Home, Malahat Spirits, SWENYO Home, and many more. Or, head to my contact page, fill out that handy form, and I will be in touch in a flash.
Thank you for being here!