About Me

A Foodie in Love with Photography, Food Styling and Travel

I’m Irina, Romanian food writer in the UK. I am fascinated by the flavours and textures of Romanian cuisine and committed to share its secrets with the world. 


My dream is to build a life around food, discovering new flavours and changing perceptions with the aid of food, photography and travel.


The recipes are my own and inspired by my mother and other culinary idols around the world. They reflect the influence of ten years living in Britain. 


I love my Romanian culinary DNA, and I have adapted to the British taste and I love the result.


I feel very strongly about exploring the world through food, understanding people through what they eat, and putting things in the context of history.

Life in Small Bites
Our portion of everyday life

Life in Small Bites is not about portion size but the size of our everyday portion of life, those small nuggets of minutes and hours and little moments that make us who we are.

Work with me

Please get in touch if you have any queries regarding the use of images and recipes on this website; food photography, styling and recipe development; food photography workshops for your social media; sponsorship enquiries. You can write me an email on irina@lifeinsmallbites.co.uk.

Marketing Opportunities

My career in marketing prompted an enthusiasm for all things digital. Please contact me if you need a bit of help with your digital or traditional marketing, social media and content generation. You can also read my blogs here before you get in touch.