About Me

Hi and welcome to Electric Blue Food! My name is Eva and I am a photographer and food enthusiast based in the middle of Sweden. I have a real passion for desserts – my favourite foods to prepare! My other interests include travelling, landscape photography, live music and writing. Although I’m mostly focused on food, I like to blog about my other passions here and there. I have been keeping on and off blogs (mostly in Italian) for the past 10 years, but I got a little more serious after I moved to Sweden in 2014.

If you’re familiar with the concept of “picky eater”, I can describe myself as quite the opposite. In fact, I am a food enthusiast blessed with the most positive of attitudes. Food makes me happy. Making food makes me happy. Being offered food makes me happy. Most of all, I have this incurable positive attitude towards all food. I come to appreciate even the saddest and poorest meals. Just to make my point I even love airplane food. You know, that overcooked and tasteless microwaved stuff that comes in tiny boxes along with a chewy bun and freezing water? I love that.

So this is me, nice to meet you!

I was born and raised in north-western Italy from a Polish mom and an Italian dad. I was raised bilingual, the best thing my parents could gift me with, and have picked up a few more languages along the way – currently in the process of learning the sixth. During my university years I spent six months in Norway and another six months between Canada and the United States. After graduating I have also lived in Poland for two years, where I met a wonderful guy who shared my same passion for Northern Europe. Together we decided to move to Sweden.

The beautiful region of Dalarna, Sweden, where I’m based.

Along with completing my university degrees and taking the time to develop my passions, in the past I have worked a variety of jobs that have taught me even more skills. In no specific order, I have been the person who delivers your lunch to your office; the voice at the other end of the phone solving (big) customer service problems; the ski resort mascot you’ve taken a selfie with; the one who took your wedding photos; the person who fills your glass with more wine at cultural events; a middle school Home Economics teacher with her clothes constantly stained of flour.

I have lived many exciting lives and I love to tell stories. Welcome to my blog, I hope you have found something you’ll love.

48 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Traveling, Food and Sweden…what is not too like?!?! And I am a kindred spirit when it comes to multinationality: I am Dutch/Canadian, living in the USA and traveled a lot too. Your photos are very good and I look forward to follow your blog! Thank you, Eva, fro visiting my blog and brining your blog to my attention. Cheers from Ohio, Johanna

    1. Hello Johanna!! So nice to meet you, we are definitely two similar souls 🙂 I will be following your blog, too. I have spent three months in Toronto in 2011, while in the Netherlands I have visited Amsterdam and Nijmegen. I’m flying back to Sweden today, but since I’m still in Italy I am sending you my warmest greetings from Rome! 🙂

    1. Thank you, I’m glad I found yours because it’s really inspiring! I will be happily following you! My warmest regards 🙂

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Its nice to read about other people living in other countries, i’m english living in Italy, Liguria with 2 half italian/english children and an Italian husband! I look forward to reading about Sweden, someday I would love to visit 🙂

    1. Hi Anna! I was very intrigued by your life in Liguria. Originally I’m from Piemonte, the first time I saw the sea in my life it was in Liguria. I love that region.
      I hope you’ll manage to visit Sweden, you would love the landscapes here!

      1. It is lovely here because you can be in the mountains and see the sea, or be by the beach and look at the mountains! Piemonte is a great place too and definently has the best food 🙂

        1. That’s just what I love about Liguria: this perfect compromise between sea and mountains. And ahhh how much I miss food – and wine! – from home. Definitely the best!!! 🙂

  3. Hello Eva! Thank you so much for coming by my blog and for the like! I’m delighted to have found your blog as well — it’s lovely! I love the photo of the cupcakes in the basket — so very beautiful!
    ~ Anna

    1. Thank you!!! I browsed through your older posts and I can say the same about you! Looking forward to more posts, when Chinese internet connection allows you 😀 Cheers!

  4. Hi Eva! I just want to thank you for following my blog! I really appreciate it! Your blog looks really cool too. Allt your wonderful photos makes me hungry. 😀

    – Maria

    1. Thank you! Your blog is really lovely and I enjoyed browsing through it 🙂 I love Norway, so it was nice to see some pictures of Norway here and there!!
      Thank you for following my blog, too!

  5. Hi Eva,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop off at my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to drop back anytime. I look forward to seeing more from you,
    All the best,
    Eddie 🙂

    1. Hello Eddie! I have a soft spot for everything Ireland, so it will be my pleasure to come and check your photos! Thanks for reciprocating the follow!

  6. Eva, I’ve nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award” — your blog is so lovely, and I’m so delighted to have met you through blogging! You can find the link on my website. Also, the photo of your basket of cupcakes is so lovely — you are truly an inspiration!

  7. Hello Eva,
    Thanks for stopping by and joining my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy sharing my recipes and my life. Bienvenue.

  8. E alla fine mi hai trovata 🙂 Il tuo blog mi piace un sacco e come sempre torte e foto favolose!! Tra l’altro, pensa che a fine agosto vado a Stoccolma per un weekend. Cosa mi consigli? (sia da visitare che da mangiare). Sarà la mia prima volta in Svezia!

    1. Ma sì, abbiamo dei blog molto simili e non ne avevo idea, devo ringraziare instagram 😀 Con Stoccolma sono pessima a consigliare posti dove mangiare perché sono sempre troppo cheap per andarci a mangiare fuori e quindi finisco sempre per avere panini o comprare cose da asporto. Se hai molto budget da parte, un ristorante interessante da provare è Aifur (googlalo, è un ristorante vichingo :D). E’ l’unico ristorante in cui mi sono lasciata spennare anni fa, ma l’esperienza è valsa la pena, anche se è troppo caro per ripetere l’esperienza per me. Per quanto riguarda dove girare, sicuramente Gamla Stan e Södermalm. Se vai a camminare su Bastugatan hai una bella vista su Kungsholmen. Fine agosto è un periodo molto bello per ore di luce e temperature, spero che non piova troppo in modo che tu te la possa godere per bene!!

    1. Hello Lisa! O forse dovremmo parlarci in italiano? Sono passata a visitarti, piacere di conoscerti e grazie per avermi trovata 🙂 A presto!

  9. Ciao Eva. Hai la minima idea di quanto sia incredibile per me trovarti? :O Io ho fatto più o meno il tuo stesso percorso (anche se “breve” e con meno tappe). Ho lavorato in Polonia per un anno e qualche mese dopo il bachelor e poi sono venuta a studiare in Svezia. E’ un piacere conoscerti. Un abbraccio e tanta fortuna per tutto!

        1. Sì anche io. Non dirmi che hai lavorato alla shell anche tu? In Svezia mi sto trovando bene. Diciamo che a ogni anno migliora, all’inizio è stato un po’ difficile soprattutto economicamente. Adesso sono nella fase in cui sto imparando la lingua ma non ho il coraggio di parlarla 😀

          1. mi son dimenticata di risponderti (credo), fantastico… no, una mia amica lavorava lì! io lavoravo per un’altra azienda 🙂 si, la svezia è parecchio tosta… ho visto prezzi in certi locali “fancy” che mi hanno lasciata di stucco come prezzi… questo inverno è abbastanza tranquillo lo ammetto, quindi dopo la polonia va benissimo così X’D

          2. Io per fortuna non sono particolarmente attratta dai locali trendy e qua in mezzo ai boschi non è che ce ne siano a bizzeffe. Per fortuna ho constatato che il costo della vita non è troppo proibitivo. No comment sull’inverno. Ma cos’è? No no, io sono delusissima. Cioè, ho visto più neve in Polonia nel 2013. Possiamo fare di meglio, su. (mi spaventa che a gennaio abbia nevicato una sola volta in Svezia. Mi spaventa tantissimo. E’ sbagliato.)

    1. Ciao Agnese, piacere di ritrovarti di qua 🙂 quando avevo iniziato a tenere un blog l’avevo fatto in italiano, solo che poi ho deciso di passare all’inglese per avere un’occasione per scrivere in inglese. E non nascondo che mi faccia piacere che così i miei amici in giro per il mondo mi possano leggere senza dover ricorrere a Google translate 😀 tenere il blog in due lingue sarebbe un lavorone immenso, complimenti a te che stai traducendo tutto!

  10. You have a gorgeous blog. I’m impressed with all the places you’ve traveled. Now I wish I spoke more languages and lived in more places.

    1. Hi Meghan and thank you for stopping by! I think it’s never too late to learn a new language and you seem to be the type of person that can find the motivation to do things, so I’d say go for it 😉

  11. Hi Eva! Long time no see, don’t you think? I finaly got time to visit your website! As one of your former mentor students I wanted to ask you for the recepie of the sponge cakes and the buttercream we used for choice days! Hopefully as soon as possible 🙂 And I’ve got to say, this is impressing! Keep up the good work!
    Alicia 😀

    1. Dear Alicia, I was expecting to get your message on a Friday 🙂 Just kidding. I am glad you visited virtually and also that you like my website. You might recognize some of the recipes in here, but alas I never published (yet) the sponge cake one. I will email it to you right away. Send me pictures of the cake you’ll make once it’s done!
      Sending love back,
      Your former Mentor 😉

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