Angela Vallejo


My name is Angie. I am 23 years old and an immigrant from Colombia, although I was raised in the US at a young age. I resided in Florida for the first 21 years and made my way to Portland to finish my BA in Environmental Science. I feel like I've never known my own country, and cooking is the only way I am able to connect to it. This has become such a meditative process for me as I've gotten older, and especially since moving to Oregon.


Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: The secret to life is butter.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Dumplings (Gyoza or Xiao Long Bao)

Favorite food: Dumplings and Guava Rolls

Recommended reading: Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh or A Plea for Animals by Matthieu Ricard

Best meals: Anything made by my mom, and Mofongo by my dominican step great grandma

Food you’d like to try: unagi-no-kabayaki