SHARING THE PASSION FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, FOOD STYLING &
SHARING MY TWO PASSIONS
Hola! My name is Laura, I was born in Barcelona, Spain, but I dreamt of escaping from the busy city life and living in some countryside surrounded by nature, cows and chickens.
Finally, in 2012 I moved to a little town in the South of England and, while the only animals I'm surrounded by are my two cats, I can say I'm the happiest girl in the world.
My passion for food and cooking was born in the UK. I had never had any interest in cooking before that. Do you want to know a secret? When I was first living on my own, I phoned my friend to ask her if I had to use oil to fry an egg. I know, it’s shameful.
All the dishes published here are cooked by me. I get inspired to make these dishes by magazines and blogs I read, by the restaurants we visit and, of course, by my mum; my biggest fan who is still surprised by my hidden cooking skills. She sends me Spanish cookbooks or “grandma’s” delicious recipes, “so you don’t forget your Spanish roots”, she says. Take a look at my Spanish cuisine section!
But it isn’t all about Spanish food. The fact that S is British has opened my vision of the British cuisine. He has taught me the culture of his country and savoured their variety of food (apart from fish and chips). I love being surprised by British dishes so I try to make them quite often, such as this and this, except for mushed peas. My respect to those peas lovers but I think peas are the saddest food in Earth.
What you see here is what I enjoy eating at home. That’s why you’ll hardly ever find any raw tomatoes in my dishes. This is the only food I can’t stand, but after resolving the bad eating habits I had until my early thirties, I can say I am not a fussy eater.
If you are still reading, it’s because you care about health and nutrition. That’s good! I try to avoid eating grain as much as I can. I don’t have an intolerance disorder, but at the age of 27, I had stomach issues, and it was at this point that I had to eliminate all grain from my diet and start eating real food.
A couple of weeks before I started Lau Sunday cooks, I bought Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin to get the basic knowledges about photography. I owed a Canon 400D which I bought of my friend a year before and that I only had used it to shoot in automatic mode.
My first ever food photo was for the post no.1 of Lau Sunday cooks. Despite my poor knowledge of photography, I really felt food photography could be the creative journey I was craving for, so since then, I haven't stopped self-learning, using trial and error, assisting photography workshops and getting influenced by others professional photographers which I admire such as Chris Court and Gentl & Hyers.
Photography is my therapy, which helps take my mind off day-to-day issues: it’s like a yoga class or a hot bath. I could spend hours creating endless stories with food and props and the best thing is all the incredible knowledge that’s just waiting to be uncovered.