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.
I’m an educator and writer with experience teaching and directing nonprofit programs. One summer, I ran a camp that brought kids from diverse cultures together through cooking and community service. I’ve taught many cooking classes for kids and families, and I’m the founder of a nature-based school that will incorporate multicultural cooking/baking into the curriculum.
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 identical twin toddlers, my focus is currently on quick, one-bowl recipes.