Cooking, privately and professionally, runs in my family for at least a 100 years and, as far as I know, roots back to my Sicilian grandparents, on my father's side. It's a rich and precious heritage I'm grateful for.
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Mexican and Asian are my standard favorites with Italian being my most favorite. I love combining the freshest quality ingredients, classic approaches with my native creativity to produce healthy and great tasting meals people love. Generally, my meals are healthy and contemporary yet stand on the shoulders tradition and wonderful cooks I know and who have gone before me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just being in the kitchen together with family and friends while catching up, enjoying each other, cooking or just sitting at the table together eating and sharing. I believe La Tavola is central to lives and relationships.
My cooking triumphs
Italian sauces and mexican salsas.
My cooking tragedies
I have some interesting and funny stories, for another time. We'll need to light the candles and pour a glass of wine for this.