When I set out to create Food Finessa back in 2013, my biggest goal was to produce recipes, photos, and videos that tell a story. Welcome to my foodie fairytale.

I’m Anessa, a nineteen-year-old Brown University student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science-Economics. Here on Food Finessa (Kitchen Finesse with Anessa), you can find creative spins on classic comfort food, healthy, plant-based recipes, and extra sweet desserts. Using locally-farmed produce in recipes is really important to me so stay tuned for fresh, seasonal recipes that satisfy all from meat-lovers to paleo people to vegans.

I started Food Finessa in May of 2013 when I filmed the first episode on my computer’s camera (hopefully my videos have increased in quality since then!). I am especially passionate about food photography, videography, and styling, and all photos and videos on the website and YouTube channel are taken and produced by me.  Whether it’s of a soothing winter stew or a festive summer barbecue, each photo on the site represents a little story that reflects the current season (I mean, a picture is worth a thousand words). Since I was born, raised, and currently live in New England, the changing of the seasons heavily influences the recipes, photography, and videography I create on Food Finessa.

Pumpkin is my absolute favorite ingredient so you can expect pumpkin recipes…possibly all year round 🙂

If am also a freelance food editor for the Providence Journal, and if you would like, you can view my work here!

If you make any recipe on the site, be sure to tag your creation with the hashtag #foodfinessa. Bon appetit!


I am also a pianist, and if you love music, check out my piano YouTube channel!

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