The grafitti and scenes of San Paulo

When I travel away from Atlanta, I usually take my I phone and my Cannon Rebel.  When I see something interesting, whether it be food related or not, I use my I Phone to document what I see.  Other times, I will pull out my Cannon camera and snap the scene to my memory card.  […]

The Dinner at Alex Atala’s D.O.M.

  Alex Atala has one of the top ten restaurants in the world.  During my visit to San Paulo, he invited me at 10:00 p.m. to his restaurant.  I received several  questions via e-mail on how this happened?  How did I get a Top Chef from Bravo to invite me to his restaurant?  Did I […]

Glaad Media Awards 2012

    This past weekend I was asked to attend the Glaad Media Awards in Los Angeles.  It was lots of fun.  I met lots of great people.  This is an event where the organization nominates and  bestows this accolade on people or media outlets that represent gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender people in an […]

Top Chef Alex Atala invites Chef Alexis to dinner?

    Each time I get the opportunity to go to a new city, I search out places to eat so that I can learn and become inspired by other chefs and cooks.  While I was in Brazil, there were several restaurants that I wanted to visit.  Brasil a gosto, Figueira Rubaiyat, Dalva e Dito, […]

San Paulo and its amazing architecture

São Paulo

  São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil the largest city in the southern hemisphere.  Amazing structures scrape the sky from morning till dusk. The architecture of São Paulo is a dizzying array of style, ingenuity and vision. Sky scrapers, high rise and mid-rise structures stand together as a testament to the works of the  […]

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:  2 large eggs 1 15 oz can pureed pumpkin 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice pinch of salt 3/4 cup of evaporated milk 3/4  cup of heavy cream 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 store […]

Where to go in São Paulo now?

Chef Alexis Hernandez

  I went to São Paulo recently to research Brazilian cuisine.  I had made appointments to spend time with some chefs in São Paulo to learn a little more about the uniqueness of Brazilian food.  As a personal chef in Atlanta, I am always eager to learn from anyone who has a command over a cuisine or […]