I am a wife, mother of 4, former resident of northern Italy for 5 years and in that time completely changed my way of cooking! I love to try new recipes, always using fresh ingredients and have enjoyed teaching my 4 children to do the same. I learned of Amanda Hesser when I happened to find the book Cooking for Mr. Latte at my library--it is still one of my favorite "cooking" reads. Food 52 is a great resource, but also fun and inspiring too!
My passion for cooking is coming full circle. After teaching my children to cook (and now 3 of the 4 of them are off on their own) I am teaching cooking classes in my community. A grand plan would be for our town to build a community kitchen that will be a place for learning the "homesteading" arts!