To Paula, cooking is a matter of passion. She was born near Sintra and lived immersed in the culture, customs, and traditions of her parents and grandparents. Paula masters the ancient secrets and techniques of the Portuguese cooking and maintains by heart many traditional recipes. Paula has a degree in Law School but she never practiced as a lawyer. She started working at her family’s marble industry soon after graduation and she pursued her interest in noble materials and precious stones, becoming a notorious jewel designer.