My experience in cooking comes from owning a restaurant, taking culinary classes, and hosting elaborate parties. I have also learned a lot from critiquing fine and casual dining locally and internationally. I've tested the cuisine at top restaurants in 16 different countries.
My cooking started with my grandmothers at the age of 5-6. My mother grew up in many different parts of Europe. She brought an expansive knowledge of cooking styles and techniques from all over the eastern and western European continent. Cooking grew to a family event where all of us would gather in the kitchen and prepare interesting meals. Then we would all eat together, enjoying the fruits of our labor, and critique the results. As time progressed, I was cooking for my boys and teaching them how to cook. Our family has always shared the love of food. I think one of the best things about cooking is watching the faces of enjoyment of those eating your creations.
I am well educated with bachelors of Arts and bachelors of Science degrees. To me cooking is like chemistry. I am a published author and have a creative flair for life! Through my courses I would like to share some of my life and experience with you.