Hi, I’m Maria Do – creator, photographer, and carb whisperer behind Murmurs of Ricotta!
I’m from New Orleans, LA – one of the greatest food cities in the world! New Orleans food culture influences every recipe here on this site. Today, I live in Southern California and try to bring my Southern roots into every dish.
I believe when you cook with care, your food breaks sensory boundaries – taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound…when your food “murmurs” back!Maria Do, aka the lady who talks to her food
If you are new, I welcome you to take a look through my recipes to see what sparks your imagination! I’d suggest my highly-rated New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake – it’s SO delicious and has been made by people all over the world.
What’s the story behind the name?
The name Murmurs of Ricotta came up during lunch at the Elysian Bar in New Orleans with one of my best friends, Tiffany. We were considering their whipped ricotta appetizer, and our server comes back saying, “Did I hear… murmurs of ricotta?” Tiffany and I locked eyes and thought, this needs to be something!
Months later, when the world went on lockdown in March 2020, I decided to take the plunge to start my food blog and needed a name for it. I figured this was our shot to make Murmurs of Ricotta come to life, so at that moment, Murmurs of Ricotta, the food blog, was born.