Working with me

Hot&Chilli is an award-winning food, drink and travel blog based in London with enticing recipes telling stories of Brazilian food and beyond; cooking from my tiny kitchen in Brixton, London and my adventures in travel. I am passionate and enthusiastic about fine and quality food, wine and travel. I really enjoy the process of culinary travel writing.

Food and travel are two things that have shaped my life and are subjects from which I derive endless fascination. My name is Rosana, a Brazilian living in London, with family roots in Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Through this publication; I indulge in my greatest passions – food and travel.

By writing about my diverse travel experiences and sharing my favourite Brazilian recipes passed along to me by my mother, I hope that I can inspire others to take a similar interest in eating, drinking, cooking and especially, traveling.

I’m always keen to hear from my readers, as well as other blogs, PRs and publications, so please feel free to get in touch, leave a comment, ask a question or make a suggestion. To contact me directly email: rosana_mcphee(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bear in mind all views on this blog are my own unless otherwise stated. I take pride in publishing reviews that are honest and impartial, and while I happily accept samples, invitations, books, products and press trips, I only write about things I have tried, tested and liked, and which are relevant to this blog. I usually highlight the positives on my reviews, with some polite criticisms and light passing comments on the negatives, as I believe life is too short and everyone has bad days.

The recipes on this site are standard food tables. If you are making significant changes to your diet or exercise regime, please consult your doctor. Please consume alcohol in moderation, current UK guidelines recommend consuming no more than 2 or 3 units of alcohol per day for women and  3 or 4 units of alcohol per day for men, with 1 or 2 alcohol free days.

Competitions, give-aways, sponsored posts, links, videos, press releases

Please don’t ask for links back or to work for free or for ‘exposure’. I don’t run competitions or giveaways. I always disclose the source of sponsorship when that occurs.  So far, sponsored posts, and videos have been 99% refused, as they didn’t add value to my readers, if one day they are approved to publication, only one link (non-follow) will be allowed, contact me for more details. I don’t publish press releases. Product placement – contact me for more information.


Hot&Chilli food and travel blog is licensed under the Creative Commons. All rights reserved. If you would like to use any content or modify any of it, please contact me in advance. It’s just polite to do so.

For more info and if you would like to work with Hot&Chill email me for a full media pack.

I hope you have fun reading my blog and thanks for stopping by.




Many Thanks



Social Media Links: 
Twitter:  @Rosana_McPhee
Facebook page: Hot&Chilli 
Pinterest: Rosana McPhee
G+ = Rosana McPhee  and Hot&Chilli
Instagram: Rosana_McPhee

Latest:  Brands & Influencers Panel 

Social Media Collaborations:





Waitrose – Rabanada

Waitrose Pernil




Celebrity Cruises

Great British Chefs – Contributor

Visit Wiltshire (including Instagram takeover)

Olivers Travels

Peter’s Yard


Gressingham Duck



Special Projects

Santa Maria – Latin Kitchen project

Tilda – Brazilian Supper Club



A list of my published work to date, I suggest you get a cup of tea and read on… 
Jamie Oliver : Arroz doce
Best Travel Food blog
Cruise travel tip 
The Stylist:  food (top 10 Brazilian snacks)
House of Fraser: cocktail  (below)
Matome (Japan) :  picnic ideas 
Great British Chefs : Contributor
Mentioned in The Guardian no.11: Ham 
Morrisons online magazine: Brazil feature
Glorious Gammon e-book recipe in partnership with GBChefs: gammon and white bean stew
The Good Food Channel / UKTV : Pao de Queijo recipe
Jungle Drums : Hot & Chilli articles about Brazil
Descrier: Hot&Chilli recipes
The Foodie Bugle : A Brazilian foodie living in London
All About Cuisines : About Brazilian food
Very Good Recipes: Hot&Chilli
Jungle : Columbian foodie adventure at The InterContinental London


Tikichris Talks Podcast 

London Confidential Interview:  Food and Drink Brazil
Illy, Interview by Chris Osburn : Espresso crazy (April 2015)


Awards and accolades for Hot&Chilli Food and travel blog

Winner of Best blog French Travel Media Award 2016

Best 100 food blogs : IBBOX

Top 30 bloggers : EventBrite

Foodies 100 : top bloggers

http://www.bookatable.co.uk/blog/bookatables-top-50-bloggers-2015Blogger of the Week - Squaremeal Restaurant Reviewshttp://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/658227http://www.foodies100.co.uk/2014/12/17/top-20-uk-food-blogs-on-twitter/



Waitrose Christmas Campaign


Peter’s Yard recipes