I'm Kat, & I'm thrilled you're here!
My culinary experience has given me the skills to create approachable, elevated recipes inspired by my Japanese and Italian heritage. I am excited to share my love for cooking, sustainability, and photography with you.
I have always had a passion for food. I grew up in my family's restaurant Folliero's in Los Angeles and learned about different flavor profiles from my parents and grandparents. The skills I learned from my family, world travels, and trips to wine country influence my homegrown recipes and approach to cooking.
Inspired by my love for cooking and family, I started The Heirloom Pantry to share my favorite recipes for those who love or aspire to be home cooks, entertain, and lead a sustainable lifestyle.
Here you will find elevated recipes that are approachable enough for a weeknight, and impressive enough for entertaining. I put my heart and soul (and lots of testing) into every dish, so you can count on only the tastiest recipes. Together we will make pasta fatta a mano, delectable desserts, California-inspired weeknight meals, and everything in between!
I look forward to sharing recipes, kitchen accoutrements, and entertaining tips with you.
Let's make new memories with each bite!