My name is Alisha. I am from Minneapolis, MN, but am currently living in rural China with my husband. As a child, I loved to watch my mother cook. Although she had taught herself, her food was wonderful and watching her inspired me to love good food and to treasure time spent in the kitchen. I love experimenting with new flavors and techniques, and place great value on the quality of my ingredients, whenever possible. Although I am inexperienced, I find great solace within my kitchen - whenever I have a bad day, it is creating something delicious and beautiful to eat that makes me happy. I am so glad to find such a wonderful resource as chef talk, and look forward to exchanging ideas and learning from some of you!