Growing up in New York City, I became a New York foodie and a dedicated cook almost genetically. My mother was a natural gourmet and my father raised us in the finest restaurants and taught us to savor astonishing dishes. I began cooking when I was 12 years old. I've had enriching experiences studying cooking and exploring cuisines while living and traveling all over the world. My passion for food and my sense of adventure has lead me to everywhere from the finest restaurants to food that's prepared on the streets. I absolutely love to entertain and cook for people. I believe one of life's greatest joys is being around those you love, enjoying good food, good drink and good music. I love to throw parties, but most often I entertain on the fly. I pride myself on being able to whip a meal together in about 15 minutes. I'm not talking grilled cheese sandwich(although I pulled that one out many times as well). There are hundreds of times I intercepted take out or surprised a guest with a delicious, imaginative and balanced meal, made from whatever I had in the house. Being a busy multi-tasker, innovator, business owner, designer, and mother, I blend my talents to create the best and easiest solutions for all my needs. Whether preparing for a crowd or dinner for one, delicious meals can be quickly prepared with just a bit of skill, taste and knowledge. I hope you will take this opportunity to change the way you live. You too, can learn kitchen confidence!