Luca Avellini

Single dad that cooks

I have been a single dad for the past nine years, so I know very well what it's like to come home exhausted and still have to cook a meal that makes some sort of sense. I've created this course for those of us who do not aspire to become world class chefs, but simply want to survive this daily task the best way possible.

My day time job is very different from cooking. I work in the financial services sector, as I have for the past 23 years. I took a break from it in 2006-10 when I decided to try and save the world by becoming an elementary school teacher in the South Bronx. By far, the hardest job I've ever had.

I grew up in northern Italy, in the town of Torino, known for three things:

The 2006 Winter Olympics

Its soccer team

Fiat, the car company

No, I wasn't raised with ten other siblings by a mother who lived to cook and made every meal from scratch. I only have one sister and my mom never liked cooking all that much.

I've now lived in the US North-East for the past 13 years, and I have two sons, 20 and 16.

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