Los Angeles, CA

Member since:

November 27, 2008


Name at least three of your favorite cuisines

Japanese, Mediterranean, French, Thai etc...

What is your favorite vacation spot?

The South of Italy, Amalfi coast

Describe the most memorable meal you've ever had

Christmas dinner: Turkey with oyster stuffing, Roasted lamb with fresh mint jelly, string beans with almonds, succotash, mashed potatoes, candied yams with brown sugar and marsh mellows, cranberry sauce and a lot of homemade baked treats!

What is your cooking level? Beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional, etc... and which type of cuisine is your specialty?

I enjoy cooking, but haven't in the last year because all of our household is presently in storage. We're in the process of purchasing a new home. Intermediate level - cuisines are Californian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and Italian

Please tell the group a little bit about your interest in food and cooking

My mother always loved cooking and remarried an Italian when I was 12 who loved it just as much. She encouraged my siblings and I to express ourselves by cooking up family meals. Everything I know about cooking I learned from her:-)


I spent some time in France, and have family living there as well as an old college boyfriend. I've always wanted to learn the language.

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