Hey there! I’m Alice

welcome to Early Brawd!

I’m the recipe developer, photographer and great food lover behind all the recipes you can see here!

I started this blog in 2018, as a space where I can share my passion for photography and insatiable appetite for exploring new areas of cooking. At that time, I was entering active life as an aeronautical engineer, and found myself with more time to cook, travel, play sport and learn about food and nutrition.


Being a vegetarian with allergies since my teenage years, I decided to finally take the plunge and stop consuming all animal products. That’s when I realized that eating mainly plant-based back at that time was a real challenge. Eating out was not an option, even in Paris, and the in-store offering was very poor.


So I started to experiment in my kitchen, develop my skills, and create my own recipes in order to continue to enjoy my favorite desserts. Two years later, I quit my job to fully live my passions.

Hey there, welcome to Early Brawd!

I’m the recipe developer, photographer and great food lover behind all the recipes you can see here!

I started this blog in 2018, as a space where I can share my passion for photography and insatiable appetite for exploring new areas of cooking. At that time, I was entering active life as an aeronautical engineer, and found myself with more time to cook, travel, play sport and learn about food and nutrition.

Being a vegetarian with allergies since my teenage years, I decided to finally take the plunge and stop consuming all animal products. That’s when I realized that eating mainly plant-based back at that time was a real challenge. Eating out was not an option, even in Paris, and the in-store offering was very poor.

So I started to experiment in my kitchen, develop my skills, and create my own recipes in order to continue to enjoy my favorite desserts. Two years later, I quit my job to fully live my passions.

Philosophy

“I see Early Brawd as a place of inspiration for home cooks and food enthusiasts, and a medium to support everyone in their quest for a happy and balanced life.”

What you’ll find
on Early Brawd

Here you’ll find a mix of traditional and modern recipes for everyday occasions, always with an original twist. Everything is plant-based, mostly gluten-free and allergy friendly, so everyone can find something to satisfy their sweet tooth!

I truly believe that cooking is the most powerful vehicle for sharing. Whether it’s a festive family diner, sharing a plate of cookies with friends, or your daily breakfast in your favorite café, every moment spent around a table is an opportunity to connect with the others and reconnect with oneself.

I hope you will enjoy browsing through the recipes and find the ones that will create long lasting memories.

Alice

What you’ll find
on Early Brawd

 
Here you’ll find a mix of traditional and modern recipes for everyday occasions, always with an original twist. Everything is plant-based, mostly gluten-free and allergy friendly, so everyone can find something to satisfy their sweet tooth!

I truly believe that cooking is the most powerful vehicle for sharing. Whether it’s a festive family diner, sharing a plate of cookies with friends, or your daily breakfast in your favorite café, every moment spent around a table is an opportunity to connect with the others and reconnect with oneself.

I hope you will enjoy browsing through the recipes and find the ones that will create long lasting memories.

Alice

FAQ

When did you start Early Brawd?

I started Early Brawd back in 2018. I was sharing my content on Instagram for a few months and decided to chronicle all my recipes online in the form of a blog. Early Brawd has gone through several changes so far and I keep working to make it evolve to offer you the best user experience!

What does Early Brawd means?

Early because I’m an early bird. The first hours of the day are the most precious to me. I love to wake up early and enjoy this peaceful moment to either work or prepare a delicious brunch during the weekend. Brawd is a combination of braud, which means bread in Icelandic, a place and culture I love, and raw, because I truly believe in the power of unprocessed, natural and seasonal food.

How did you learn to cook?

I’m originally not a great cooker! To be honest, I had never really cooked before entering the working life. But I spent hours in the kitchen watching my mother cook when I was a child. I learnt everything by myself, browsing logs , cook books, experimenting (and often failing) in my kitchen!

Are you a full time blogger?

Yes, I created my food and photography business in 2018 and work full time on it. On top of blogging and content creation, I offer photography and food consultancy services for brands and restaurants.

Where else can I find your recipes?

You can check me out on Instagram and TikTok. If you love my recipes and want more, you might check my E-Books where you will find exclusive recipes! I’m also the proud author of my own cook book, a collection of 85 recipes inspired by popular cuisine from around the world! It’s available in French only for the moment.

What camera do you use?

For both photos and videos, I shoot with a Canon 5D mark iv, that I absolutely love. I mainly use two lenses for my food photos: canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8 L II USM which is very versatile, and canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 for closeups.

Do you shoot with artificial or natural light?

For years I’ve been only shooting with natural light, but I started to use artificial light to be able to shoot at any time of the day. As a lighting gear I use Aputure 300X with Light Dome ii.

How do you edit your photos?

I edit all my photos on Adobe Lightroom Classic. It’s the most powerful software for photography editing. I’ve developed my own Lightroom editing presets that I use all the time! For my videos, I use Final Cut Pro.

Do you teach food photography?

At the moment I don’t offer food photography courses, but maybe one day. I’ve learnt a lot about food photography from the courses at Foodtography School, they really helped me to upgrade my photography level and create my brand. Enjoy 15% discount on all the courses with my code ALICE.

Do you work with brands?

Yes! I collaborate with brands I love and share my values for good food, to create content, photos and videos, and develop recipes. If you’re interested in working together, feel free to send my an email at earlybrawd@gmail.com .

Let’s work   together

Are you a brand, a restaurant, a blogger and want to elevate your business through stunning content and creative recipes? You need a Chef for your event or want to arrange a remarkable diner your guests will never forget? I love to work with authentic people who align with my values for high quality, conscious, ethical food, whether it is for recipe development, content creation, or sponsorships.

Contact me!

If you’re interested in working together, please feel free to send my an email at earlybrawd@gmail.com with your detailed project.

Find more of my photography work on my portfolio.

Let’s work   together

Are you a brand, a restaurant, a blogger and want to elevate your business through stunning content and creative recipes? You need a Chef for your event or want to arrange a remarkable diner your guests will never forget? I love to work with authentic people who align with my values for high quality, conscious, ethical food, whether it is for recipe development, content creation, or sponsorships.

Contact me!

If you’re interested in working together, please feel free to send my an email at earlybrawd@gmail.com with your detailed project.

Find more of my photography work on my portfolio.

on repeat in my kitchen

my personal all-time favorites

on repeat in my kitchen

my personal
all-time favorites