I was born and raised in Puerto Rico so cooking is not just part of my culture - it's my reason to breathe. When I was 2, my mother found me standing on the open oven door, warming up a burner and getting ready to cook. She was freaked out but knew I was born to cook. At age 5, I baked my first cake. At age 7, I cooked my first arroz con garbanzos (rice and chickpeas). By age 12, I was serving full Sunday suppers.
My profession is corporate communications but cooking is my therapy and slicing and dicing my cardio. I took some time off my career to go to culinary school and played in some commercial kitchens - including The Cleaver Company. Now, back in the corporate world, I like to experiment in my off hours and share the fruits with anyone who loves to eat - and cook!
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- Maguey worms in Mexico - they do taste like chicken
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Anything and everything
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- My brand new Le Creuset braiser and dutch oven, my KitchenAid mixer
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is: