I'm a career management professional and motivational speaker and passionately love my work. I work in outplacement, where I help people who have been laid off from their jobs. The last year has been very stressful, and I like to unwind by cooking and dining with friends. Live with my mom and friend, a former professional executive chef. Oh, forgot to mention three cats. Someone is always cooking in our house!
My favorite things to cook
I'm definitely a member of the slow foods movement. Love slow roasted meats, fresh salads, long simmered soups and sauces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I remember watching the original Julia Child series on PBS when I was a little girl and pretending to have my own cooking show. Would still love to have one! I was also adventurous with food, cooking gorumet rescipes as a kid because I was interested in learning how new things tasted. Come from a lineaage of great cooks - I'm Italian/Sicilian/Cuban, and my maternal grandmother, Nonee, was a fab cook. A big pot of sauce bubbling on the stove is a Sunday ritual.
My cooking triumphs
My smoked pork shoulder is to die for.
My cooking tragedies
Not good at baking - hate having to be precise. To me, if I can't dump an extra cup of wine in the pot, then it's no fun.