I live in Chicago. I cook like a Californian (which I have been for three quarters of my life). I learned to cook during a rainy winter in college with my roommate and doppelganger, Katy J. We had a TV equipped with food network and a house full of hungry vegetarians, so experimentation and vegetables were the name of the game. My food is still very veggie-focused. I learned to cook Italian food when studying abroad in Bologna, and the focus on simplicity and seasonality has stuck with me.
I love to feed people. I’d feed you if you came over, no doubt. I love being adventurous and creative with food. And I love to channel my inner Liza when making dinner, which often sends my cats and friends running, covering their ears. But they soon come back, rubbing their bellies.
Also, I never say no to chocolate or champagne.
You can read more of my blogging at the Chopping Block, where I work as a chef’s assistant for cooking classes in Chicago.