Ever since I was a little girl, food has played a vital role in my life. I was very lucky to have a mother, being a George Brown culinary graduate, who loved to cook and would prepare us far from average family dinners. As time passed, and as my palate matured, she began to introduce me to more and more foods and cuisines. I have a fond memory of trying mussels at the tender age of seven and being intrigued.
However, it was not until I attended the University of Western in London, Ontario that my love of cooking really began. I was left starved and craving my mothers’ homemade delicacies like her famous Matzah ball soup, which seemed impossible to find. That is when I took it upon myself to learn how to master some of these dishes. It began with the basics; roast chicken and my mother’s Bolognese (or better known as “Linda’s Chunky Meat Sauce”). However, I grew more curious as time passed and began searching for recipes outside of my comfort zone, like veal osso buco.
This exploration turned into a great passion for the craft of cooking, leading me to decide to attend George Brown for culinary management. In the summer of 2014, I also had the privilege of working for Rose Reisman Catering, which taught me a ton about the industry, and its various aspects. Since the blog has been published, I have worked for an amazing catering company called The Edible Story, and interned for one of the busiest restaurants in Toronto called Terroni. I am currently working as a private chef.
This blog is meant to showcase my favourite recipes. Many of them are inspired by what I ate growing up, what I’m eating now, and alterations of recipes that I’ve made from various cook books. I hope these recipes are clear and concise and make the experience of cooking fabulous and fun!