How did you come to Thermomix®?
My first Bimby (as the Thermomix® is called in Portugal) was a birthday gift from my mother. My kids were only small then, and she wanted to save me time and effort in the kitchen. And it really worked! At the moment, I have a TM31 and a TM5 that I use almost every day – sometimes even at the same time.
Can you describe the Thermomix® in three words?
I would even describe it in one word: ally. The Thermomix® is my greatest ally in the kitchen. But I can easily name two more: versatile and irreplaceable!
Which of the Thermomix® functions is your favorite?
I actually like all of the functions, but being able to cook in a pyramid is what I like best.
Why do you share your content online?
We all learn by sharing our experiences. In the Thermomix® community, we discuss all kinds of things, tell each other about recipes we’ve tried and how they worked out, and that way we get the best out of our appliances. That way, cooking is even more fun. I started posting my experiences and my recipes online in September 2017 – in the Facebook group Bimby, sem limites! (No-limits Bimby!). I also post my experiences and published recipes on Mundo de Receitas Bimby, the Portuguese Thermomix® recipe world.
How would you describe Portuguese cooking to an alien from outer space?
The aromas in traditional Portuguese cooking remind us of our roots. The consistency of the foods is gentle on the stomach and their aromas are balm to the soul. Their colors adorn our table and invite us to share a meal, conversations and life with our friends and family.