Started reading Gourmet magazine when I was eight years old.
My favorite things to cook
Whatever is in season. Forage hunting for berries, mushrooms, greens combined with what comes from the garden is special.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
Organized AND executed cross-country wedding reception AND dinner for 120 guests AND was the bride's maid.
My cooking tragedies
Key Lime pie for restaurant service that never set up. Salvage my honor?Save my job?! Scooped the slime into a mixing bowl and folded in stiffly whipped cream. Served brown butter almond cookies on the side. Better than pie; it became a delicious intereactive dessert.