I just graduated from The Culinary Institute of America. I am working at The Chef's Garden/ The Culinary Vegetable Institute/ Veggie U in Huron/ Milan, OH. I plan on doing some sort of work helping kids in schools eat more healthfully. I really want to teach adults to eat in a more creative, balanced way as well.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soup, fish, baking and just playing around with food until I make a tasty combination. It's especially fun cooking right now because I have such ready access to great herbs 'n' produce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making really great things for me and my friends and family and teaching them how to do it themselves.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I make something successfully, it's a huge triumph. As I said before, I love playing around with different ingredients until I make a tasty combination. Whenever something works out well I feel very successful.
My cooking tragedies
Putting too much salt into chocolate sauce when I was about eight and when I dropped half a cheesecake on our kitchen floor after spending an hour and a half decorating the stupid thing with fresh fruit and chocolate. ARGH!!!! ;)