Born in Virginia on an island called Chincoteague. Raised in Tennessee through college then moved to Atlanta. Been living in Denver for twenty years now.
My favorite things to cook
Asian has to be my favorite plus look at Asian people and their body types. It's delicious and obviously healthy. Thai and Vietnamese are my first choice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was old world Italian, I was raised on Spaghetti, Ziti, Lasagne, Gnocchi and bread. Ragu was her best friend in the kitchen. Looking back she wasn't a very good cook (sorry Ma) of course I have 5 brothers so I think that explains a lot. I think that became my inspiration to cook, just wanting to eat new foods.
My cooking triumphs
My Italian stuffed shells. Stuffed with different Italian cheeses, capicola, pancetta and sausage. So far it's been my secret.
My cooking tragedies
Baking breads in Colorado. The altitude here is challenging. Any scratch cake I make deflates in the middle and sinks. They taste good but look awful. I always double the frosting and pile it in the middle to compensate.