¡dpm does! began as blog-sidekick to empanadas ¡dpm!, an artisanal empanada biz that we ran in Brooklyn from 2009-2012 (before it was The Brooklyn Food Scene…) Today, this blog is mostly a virtual recipe box, and doesn’t get updated much.

You can always say hello on instagram!

For your amusement, a little original tune about our empanadas:

And here we are, as empanadas ¡dpm!, chatting with Mo Rocca on The Cooking Channel’s food(ography) back in 2010!

Clara Inés Schuhmacher is an artist and producer working at the intersection of art, community and public space. She was born in Italy to Argentine parents, and owes much of her love of food to this happy coincidence. She first learned to cook sitting on a stool in her abuela’s kitchen on Calle Tejeda in Córdoba, Argentina, and from there it was a short step to writing, curating and hosting esoteric dinner parties.

In her current role of Senior Vice President, Programs for the  DUMBO Improvement District, Clara curates and produce cultural programming + public art in Dumbo’s public spaces, with and for the benefit of, its residents, businesses and cultural organizations. Her multimedia stories about food and its makers appear in Organic GardeningThe Huffington Post and, since 2012, Serious Eats. She has toured Europe and South America as a vocalist, and her video art work, as part of the duo vvitalny, active in the 2010s, has been exhibited internationally. She lives in Brooklyn.