I am a passionate home cook in the SF Bay Area (California). However, I was raised in Philly, on my southern Italian grandmom (and Mom's) food. I like to say, I was also influenced by Army food lol My mom would indulge my Dad (30 year retired Lt. Colonel) by making S%$t on a shingle and corned beef hash hahaha
Anyway, I am retired from teaching and hoping to expand my culinary skills away from my strength (mediterranean, kitchen sink skills = turn nothing into something delicious) to other ethnic cuisines - particularly Japanese and Indian. OH! And I love Southern food:)
I also want to learn about cuisine - especially peasant - from around the world. I have a cookbook that I have been writing and adding to for 9 years and hope to turn it into an actual book soon!
Peace, Maria B