I grew up in a typical household of the 70s/80s, eating Campbell's Soup casseroles and Costco meals from a mom that loved to cook, had a million cookbooks, but never had the time! I still remember when I was seven and learned to cook scrambled eggs and my grandmother happily ate all 5 tries. Both my sister and I love to cook. She's the killer baker and I'm more of the international chef.
My boyfriend is a true entertainer (he owns a wine tour company) and this translates to our home as well. I live just a short walk from the Ferry Building in San Francisco where the Farmer's Market and vendors have a multitude of fresh and interesting goods. My favorite thing to do is rifle through my recipes and spend the day shopping and cooking. The best times in our house always involve cooking up a storm and then serving up the savory results to our friends!
I am, like many Americans, between jobs. Cooking and writing has become a source of solace, inspiration and a sense of pride. I'm glad to have found a cooking site with home chefs like me!
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- Frog vagina as part of an Asian dessert, not all that flavorful and leaves the mouth kind of dry
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Risotto or Jook (Chinese rice porridge), both are comfort foods for me
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- My Cuisinart, knife from Japan that cuts bacon like butter, and preserved duck fat (only to be used sparingly!)
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
- 6-8, or when all the random chairs in the house are taken!