I've been working in Nantucket's restaurant scene for about a dozen years. I first started at an Italian restaurant when I was 14, where I developed a love for Italian food and family-style dining. I also had the pleasure of learning from an AMAZING Thai chef at a restaurant a few years ago. I've got pretty varied tastes in food, and I'm always willing to try something new, weird, and different.
My favorite things to cook
Eggplant Parmesan, anything to do with fish, anything Italian, and Thai Food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving was always a huge holiday. My grandfather has an amazing stuffing recipe that involves chestnuts. Also, my grandparents on my father's side were always cooking up a storm on the Jewish holidays, so I have a soft spot for motzah ball soup, gefilte fish, and lox on a good NY bagel.
My cooking triumphs
Eggplant parm. It's how I won over Jason when we first met. Showing off my mad cooking skills with a convection microwave oven and an induction cooktop in my old apartment. Not bad.
My cooking tragedies
I made vegan macaroni and cheese one time and it was terrible. I do appreciate vegetarian cooking, I was a pescetarian (i.e. fish was the only meat that I'd eat) for about three years and I was always on a quest for a good vegetarian and vegan recipe. But somehow I botched this one up, wayyyyyy too salty. I'll never forget it.