JEREMIAH DUARTE BILLS
Called a “master of his craft,” by pastry chef Johnny Iuzinni Jeremiah Duarte Bills is a baker, a musician and an ambassador for all things Portuguese.
Growing up in a dessert-obsessed family in Loomis, CA, he began baking in college as a way to connect to his Portuguese heritage. In 2016, he appeared on ABC’s The Great American Baking Show where Mary Berry called his bakes “a perfect example,” “a masterpiece of work,” and of his Portuguese sausage and cheese dinner rolls, “This is my lunch, thank you very much.” This experience connected him to people all over the world hungry to learn about Portuguese dessert recipes.
Currently, he teaches Portuguese pastry classes, gives the occasional pop up and is the cohost of the baking podcast FLOUR HOUR.
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The Baking of Portugal
A cookbook of traditional Portuguese baking recipes, histories and stories. The Baking of Portugal extensive and exhaustive collection of recipes are adapted for the American Kitchen and include recipes from continental Portugal, the islands of the Azores and Madeira.
The Great American Baking Show
Jeremiah was a quarter-finalist on ABC's season 2 of The Great American Baking Show in 2016