Dora Villarosa

Dora Villarosa, the Strategic Foodie, never stops thinking about food. She is fascinated by the way food brings people together, and encourages everyone to experiment in the kitchen. She finds inspiration in helping others find accessible tools to make home cooking cheaper, easier, healthier, and more fun.


Dora learned the basics of budget cooking from her mother, who worked full time while whipping up fabulous family dinners on a nightly basis. In addition to picking up her mother’s creative talent for pairings and uncanny ability to cook for a crowd, Dora also learned from her father’s improvisational approach to classic Italian cuisine. While living in Paris, Dora was bewitched by the marvels of multi-course meals, and impressed by the rustic simplicity of French home cooking. She creates and adapts recipes from a large variety of cuisines from around the world. Dora has no fear in the kitchen, and believes that a sense of humor is the most indispensable ingredient of all. She is convinced that eating well can be synonymous to living well.


Dora has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is dedicated to finding the parallel between good economics and good living.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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