Hi, my name is Liana. Welcome to my food blog, Baker Without Borders! Here, you will find recipes I’ve developed and adapted, inspired by baking traditions from around the globe.
After studying baking at a culinary school, and a brief stint making pastries at a New York City restaurant, I combined my love of baking with a passion for teaching and mentoring children. I’ve worked as a Pre-K teacher, taught many culinary classes for kids and families, and directed nonprofit educational programs, including a summer camp that brought kids from diverse cultures together through cooking, baking, and food writing.
At home, I’m surrounded by food from different cultures. My mom grew up in Brazil, and taught me how to make doce de leite, brigadeiros, and avocado smoothies. My mother in law, from Pakistan, makes delicious parathas and introduced me to jeera biscuits: delicious cumin-studded shortbread cookies.
I love to experiment with different flavor combinations, putting a personal spin on classics like pizza, biscotti, challah, and shortbread. As the mom of one-year-old twin sons, my focus is currently on quick, one-bowl recipes.