Lara was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but was raised in rural South America. Not your average child, she had a pet deer, owned a hunting rifle and spent her days in the field assisting her dad with the farm. She learnt to cook on a traditional wood fire stove and has been causing havoc in the kitchen ever since. She went on to work with social impact and sustainability before taking up knives and settling as a chef in London. Lara spends her spare time using fire to smoke, grill, braise and char food and studying sustainable agriculture, devising ways she can unite her passion and her beliefs.
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