I'm an editor by profession and a writer and cook by passion. After inheriting part of my grandmother's recipe collection, I decided it was time to start exploring long-neglected Eastern European cuisine and attempt to make it as sexy and appealing as Italian or French food to today's cooks. Along the way I weave in family stories and memories in a celebration of how food enriches our experience of life, and each other.
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- Head cheese. More for the name than anything in it.
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Simple pasta (a favourite, called "Liam's Noodles," is named after a friend's son who went through a phase in which one of the only things he'd eat was noodles tossed in butter and tamari) and anything that goes with a poached egg on top.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- My grandmother's bezelled cutting board. She got it as a shower gift in 1946.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is: