What kind of a cook am I?
Simplicity plus fresh Ingredients makes great flavors is my mantra.
Many recipes I learned as an "assistant" in my grandmother's kitchen. She was a southern woman who had moved to the north looking for work and a better life.
I love updating her old recipes, re-creating classic American dishes with new flavors; and creating dishes that reflect foods I discovered through my travels--albeit with an American slant.
And yes, I do test and re-test (or even more) old and new recipes. Cooking and presenting food for family and friends is quite different from offering a dish on a food blog! Moreover, there is always room for improvement.
Learning how to share my recipes heightened my interest of food as art--its beautiful forms, textures and colors of food. That opened a door that, like a trip in Alice In Wonderland, led me to food photography--and a whole new exciting world
That door led me to photographing food as art, as well as shooting food for stock images. I invite you to view my SmugMug Gallery.