Hello, and welcome to Sunday Supper Movement! I’m Isabel, a home chef with a big family and a passion for bringing families back together around the dinner table.
My family is Portuguese, and at a young age, I immigrated from Portugal to the United States, where I have lived all my life. Growing up with the rich, diverse flavors of Portuguese cuisine, and time spent in the kitchen with my parents, gave me an early passion for cooking.
I have such fond memories of making Rissóis de Camarão side by side with my parents over the holidays, and Salame de Chocolate for dessert. It was always my dream, even as a little girl, to carry on that culinary legacy when I had a family of my own to look after!
I am a proud mother of four together with my husband Ron, and as our kids were growing up, we knew the most important thing in their lives (and ours!) would be our time spent together.
We nurtured a household where family meals became cherished moments of connection, a tradition that has now passed on to our two grandchildren. There is nothing more important to me than family time, a fact of my life that was never as clear to me than the day my oldest left for college.
As she set out to leave for her dorm, I asked her what she would miss most about being at home. Her response became the foundation behind the Sunday Supper Movement: “I can’t imagine not being here on Sunday, cooking and eating together.”
The Founding of Sunday Supper Movement
My daughter’s words became a catalyst to me that day. I established Sunday Supper in 2012, and as it continues to grow, I have expanded my shared recipes to Best Beef Recipes, Easy Sauce Recipes, Pork Recipe Ideas, and Side Dish Ideas all in the hopes of sharing my love for food and the power it holds with families around the world.
Hosting the Food and Wine Conference
For five consecutive years, I proudly took on the mantle of hosting the Food and Wine Conference. Under my leadership, the event garnered immense popularity, becoming a sought-after platform for culinary professionals, enthusiasts, and influencers. I take great pride in its success to this day!
By blending tradition with innovation, the conference became a unique experience for all who shared a passion for food. The Food and Wine Conference was host to curated panels, workshops, and tasting sessions, all with an array of beloved sponsors, including Cabot Creamery, Idaho Potato, Certified Angus Beef® brand, Florida Strawberry, Wisconsin Cheese, and Gallo Winery.
Over the years, I have made numerous TV appearances, including WTSP, Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend, ABC Action News, WFLA/WTTA, First Coast News, and more.
My most frequent appearance was as the host of “Family Foodie Friday” on WTSP, spreading my recipes and love for food with Tampa Bay, with the hopes to highlight the significance of family gatherings and the emotional bonds forged over sharing meals.
You can also find my recipes featured on Punchfork!
It is my hope my endeavors, spanning multiple sites, cookbooks, television spots, and workshops, all converge on a central theme: food as a medium for love, tradition, and unity. Food is more than sustenance: it’s an embodiment of memories and connections!
Da minha mesa para a sua – from my table to yours,