Name: Mihaela Vlad

What city were you born in?  Manglia, Romania

What decade where you born? 1980's 

Three things you remember most from the first decade of your life?

1. I remember I loved to stay with my mom when she would be making her holiday cakes. 

2. Going away to boarding school at 10-yrs-old and feeling very alone. 

3. Getting in a fight with my brother when I was 8 and he was 6 and him punching me and knocking out one of my teeth and for my revenge I punched him back and knocked out three of his teeth. 

What is the dessert?  

Diplomat with Frutti di Bosco

Who would you want to eat this last dessert with and why?  

My love, Luciano, because he deserves it. He's the only one I think in that moment. 

Where would you want to be eating this last dessert?

Outside in the mountains.

What comes to your mind when I say the word FOOD?

When I think to food I think it's my life. I don't live without food. I don't live without having a cake. 

What is the best piece of advice anyone has given you?

I have a lot because I listen. My mom always said to me, "take care what people you choose to have around you". That is very important because I have had a lot of wrong people around me. 


Domestic worker

What is your favorite object I can find in your kitchen?

A teacup that was my uncle's who is no longer alive. He used to have his coffee in it every morning. 

Favorite quote?

I don't have one. I don't believe in that or depend on those for inspiration. I live how I think to live. I'm very simple. 

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

I want to see myself in my home far away from Torino, Italy - back in my house in Romania with my child and with my yard full of flowers.

Three most important things in your life?

1. My parents

2. My child to be

3. Luciano my love