How I learned to cook was an entirely different experience. Leaving home to go to university was an eye-opening experience, to say the least. I survived on Mr. Noodles and bags of chips for the first half of my freshman year. Not a great way to avoid the freshman 15 that’s for sure! Then one day my roommate who was in 4th year took pity on me and taught me how to make easy meals in a toaster oven. Steak dinners, pizza, chicken and potatoes. Simple cooking which got me started on my journey.
I learned that cooking doesn’t need to always be fancy to be delicious and that the best way to learn how to cook was to…wait for it…to cook! There is no better way to learn new skills than to experiment and practice and in my opinion, a new cookbook is better than a new pair of shoes any day! Well, maybe not quite but you get the point.
I am a mom of two teenagers and a wife of over 19 years to my husband Luigi. When I am not in the kitchen I like to spend every waking minute checking out new places. New restaurants, wineries, coffee shops or countries. My husband and I love to travel and this here is a pic of Tirta Empul Temple in Bali this past winter (December 2019).
Nothing makes me happier than visiting new places and trying the food, local or halfway around the world. Food unites us bringing people together to share culture, traditions and loads of good stories. Food helps us remember places we have been, people we have met and the time we have spent with friends and family.
So I encourage you to put on your apron and get cooking! Because memories are made with food and life is meant to be delicious!