Ada Parellada was born in Granollers (Barcelona). Her parents did not want her to work in restaurant industry, so she started to study law. However, her passion for food led her to find her way into every kitchen until finally, together with her husband, she opened the innovative restaurant Semproniana in Barcelona, as well as the restaurants Coses de Menjar, also in Barcelona, and Acontecimiento, in Lisbon. Ada Parellada collaborates with different media and local Catalan television channels. She has written several cookery books, and Vanilla Salt is her first novel.
Read an interview with Ada Parellada here