This is my first day here so I thought I'd say hello.
I love to cook and it shows! I've been cooking for over 40 years now and have developed a bit of a reputation (I don't know if that's good or bad!) One thing that I can say truthfully is that no one ever refuses a dinner invitation from me.
My culinary interests are primarily Italian. Being a second generation Italian-American (and with dual Italian citizenship) it's easy to see why it's my favorite cuisine. I made my first batch of home made fresh pasta when I was 12 and haven't stopped making it since.
Although I was never a professional cook, I have done some teaching, a little catering and I just finished writing my first cookbook.
I also like to cook Thai. I studied under Kasma Loha-unchit in Oakland. Although I wouldn't consider myself an expert in Thai food, I do enjoy dabbling in it. Living in New Mexico I'm also learning about the cuisine of the Southwest. I particularly enjoy taking classes at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.
I'm sort of retired and live with my partner of 29 years and our two cats. When we're not out roaming around in our Airstream we're at home in Placitas - a small town just south of Santa Fe.
I'm looking forward to sharing, learning and meeting new friends here.
and sometimes they call me...