A technical term meaning "to add heat". But in reality, it's the more subtle art of bringing people together around food. A simple act that brings people together and builds bridges between cultures.
MY COOKING PHILOSOPHY
Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty. Fresh ingredients make all the difference. Simple isn't bad. Eat what you love. Use herbs. Gather friends - food is made to be shared.
DISHES THAT FEEL LIKE HOME TO ME
Pink pasta salad
MY TOP 5 MUST-HAVES IN THE KITCHEN
A bowl of salt within easy reach
A good sharp versatile knife
A Le Creuset pot
Wine - for sipping and flavoring
MY CHEF INSPIRATIONS
Julia Child is my all-time favorite. Her passion, her joy, her decision to pursue food even a bit later in life, and her patience with recipes inspires me on a daily basis.
IT'S ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN FOOD...
It's about people. It’s about creativity and expressing that through the medium of food. It’s about creating moments to pause and be present in our overly digital-saturated world. It’s about the feeling you get - sitting cross-legged on the floor eating spaghetti on a Wednesday or munching on crackers and cheese on the beach or gathered around a fire pit with marshmallows and grandkids - whatever your experience, whatever your background, food brings healing and connection.