Alex de Aranzeta

Cook, Food Blogger, Civil Rights Lawyer
Alex started blogging about food as a hobby during law school and discovered a deep passion for learning about culinary traditions from around the world. Now, she's excited to share that passion with others and to help new cooks discover techniques that make cooking fun and empowering, rather than a chore.


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Alex is a cook and gourmand by passion, literati and lawyer by education, and startup founder by profession.She has been cooking, creating, and testing recipes for over a decade. She's versed in curating beautiful experiences, planning menus and wine pairings from picnics to chef's tastings, baking boutique wedding cakes and fine desserts, and experimenting with spices and ingredients from around the world.

Alex chronicles her culinary adventures and designs in her portfolio, Bekatari ( The name Bekatari is a Basque word, and for Alex embodies the allure of artful cuisine and experiential eating.


"This was such a lovely event and a fun way to spent a Sunday morning! This event has me very eagerly looking forward to trying these dishes and looking at my own pantry in a new way."

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"I loved cooking with Alex! We've been cooking a lot from recipes. I appreciated how Alex talked about the process and what factors she considered when creating and balancing a dish. That's not something that always come through from recipes."

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"We found her to be engaging, knowledgable and fun. We enjoyed the session and learned a lot."

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