Live in the Bay area and own a catering business. I do mostly private catering for clients and also have catered several dinner parties, weddings and other occasions. I have published a cookbook and have contributed to two others. I am a "not so strict" Pescavegetarian and enjoy a juicy burger on occasion.
My favorite things to cook
Seafood, rustic breads, homemade pastas and sauces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up in an Italian family, my meals were mainly pasta-based and my parents owned an Italian bakery. They still do, actually and I continue to work out of their bakery because baking is my passion.
My cooking triumphs
Catering a private party for 100 people with only 6 hours notice.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to teach others how to cook.. NOT GOOD!