This blog is born out of love of food, drink, and connecting with those that also share in that passion.
The hardest part of this blog is coming up with a bio. Sitting and thinking of what to say about oneself is not easy. And what would you want to know about me? In the most basic description, I am a professional in the banking industry with an associates degree in culinary arts. I have been working in banking for the past ten plus years, but love of food has been a part of me for longer than I can remember. I can’t count the number of recipes and dishes I have tried. My growing passion lead me to attend the Illinois Institute of Art in 2010, where I earned my associates in 2011. That was a complete left field from the business I am in, but I loved the experience I had. I also have lots of stories to hang on to from that time. The relationships I formed there have stayed with me and have helped sustain my increasing drive to keep going.
I suppose I am partly here to stretch my bounds, seek different ingredients to work with, and share what I know in the hopes of enlightening others and breaking things down to make them easier. Not only do I love making and creating meals, I also enjoy the history behind a particular ingredient or dish. It gives a deeper understanding and meaning to each meal, and makes for an interesting story. Along with food, I also have a growing fondness for craft beer and wine. Having been exposed to the variety and complexity in beverages, I seek as much depth in drink as I do food. The quest to keep learning more about the beverage world is ongoing.
Other tidbits…In the summer I keep a garden, and like to plant different things and use them whenever I can. I feel I should also disclose that I am a coffee junkie and a chipaholic, but I’m trying work on that….maybe. But when it comes to food and cooking, quality is really what I look for. Even the simplest of dishes, made with quality ingredients, can make an exceptional meal. I am eager to explore all things involving food and drink, and hope to bring you on that journey with me.