Jeremiah Duarte Bills comes from a dessert-obsessed family. Growing up close to his Portuguese heritage, he began baking in college to connect to his Portuguese roots. After his first trip to Portugal, he fell in love with the country’s dessert and baking traditions. In 2016 he appeared on ABC’s The Great American Baking Show where he baked many Portuguese recipes. This experience connected him to people all over the world hungry to learn about Portuguese dessert recipes. He has collaborated and created recipes for many Portuguese American companies including UMA CASA Restaurant, Ginja9 Cherry Liqueur, and Rooster Camisa.
Currently he is the cohost of the baking podcast FLOUR HOUR with Amanda Faber and teaches baking classes out of his home.
Jeremiah’s background is in music. He attended the world-famous Juilliard School and performed as an orchestral flutist all over the world. He lives in Sacramento, California where he keeps bees, teaches aspiring flute and piano students, and of course, bakes.
Huffington Post interview: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeremiah-bills-from-the-great-american-baking-competition_us_5864481fe4b014e7c72edf62
Decor and Dine interview: http://www.decoranddineblog.com/2017/11/portuguese-desserts-jeremiah-duarte-bills.html
Live LUSO recipe: https://www.liveluso.com/single-post/2017/05/01/Pastéis-de-Nata-Traditional-Portuguese-Custard-Tarts
Rooster Camisa partnership with baking video: http://www.roostercamisa.com/ambassadors
Ovar (Portugal) News article: http://www.ovarnews.pt/pao-de-lo-de-ovar-is-my-absolute-favourite/