I am a full-blooded first generation Italian originally from New York. I love to cook and love to try new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I really do not prefer any style. Most people think I prefer to cook Italian, but I really just prefer to EAT Italian! I love to cook all types of foods, but I am not a big fan of baking. It's too precise, in my eyes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a plain cook, but everything she cooked was delicious. She got me interested in cooking when I was a teenager.
My cooking triumphs
I cooked an entire five course sit down dinner for thirty people and everything was delicious. On top of that, once we sat down to eat, I did not have to cook anything at that point - it was all done. Timing is everything!
My cooking tragedies
Oh, there have been some. Recipes that I've tried that were awful. Or, an important dinner that got messed up because I tried to do too much by myself. I like to think I have learned from those experiences and am better today because of them.