I became obsessed with good food and restaurants at an early age. Growing up eating grandma’s home-cooked food while mom was working all the time. Grandma never let me in the kitchen and as for mom, cooking was something she just “didn’t do.” Couple that with living near NYC, it’s no surprise that restaurants soon became an obsession. Cooking, however, became more and more a distant concept – until I hit my thirties and eating out every night became a norm that lost its luster and felt too expensive a habit to keep. Starting to cook for “real” when you’ve been clueless so long is as difficult as changing any bad habit. How many times have you kept your New Year’s resolutions or stuck with a diet? You get the idea. If you don’t cook, we’re so trained to make excuses as to “why” we don’t or can’t do it, that it’s mentally exhausting. This is why I’m on a mission to admit I was clueless, ask all the questions and start to slowly help my generation get cooking!