From a young age, my favorite thing was going to produce markets. This led me into the kitchen, to experiment and explore flavors and learn how to cook.
For years, friends asked me assorted food-minded questions and for kitchen advice. Five years ago, I decided to expand my forum for sharing food and recipes, and started a hands-on cooking school in San Francisco, First Class Cooking http://www.firstclasscooking.com . I have a wonderful time teaching people about new ingredients, techniques and flavors and turning them onto better eating habits.