I write, read, and breathe fiction. I was formerly a literary assistant/budding agent, but have now focused full-time on my writing career. I'm obsessed with cooking delicious food, eating delicious food, and enjoying delicious food. I love sharing my love of food with others. You can find me in between the valleys of LA and Santa Barbara on any given day.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti with meat sauce. Soy-garlic marinated ribeye with herb butter. Steak and fried potatoes in oyster sauce glaze. Soy-garlic & five spice-infused chicken over jasmine rice. My mom's pasta stir fry with ground pork that she's been making for me since I was a kid; this recipe is a beautiful marriage of soy sauce and ketchup (East meets West, who'd believe it?. I also love cooking my mom's lemongrass beef, as well as her braised chicken with ginger. So many things to cook, so little time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love preparing Thanksgiving dinner with my mom and sister every year. I'm famous for my buttery garlic mashed potatoes.
My cooking triumphs
A few of my cooking triumphs include: perfecting my famous spaghetti sauce, successfully replicating a few of my mom's recipes, and creating impressive garlic bread in a third-world country using only a spoon.
My cooking tragedies
I have accepted my inability to create desserts from scratch. I've managed to ruin apple pie and chocolate chip cookies back-to-back.