|Location||New York City, NY|
|Introduction||When I was a little girl growing up in Georgia, I would sneak downstairs into the kitchen when my parents were not looking and make up recipes. Through making many failures, a few successes, & always a gigantic mess, a life of playing in the kitchen began for me. Coming from a long line of bakers and chefs, the kitchen held a magic, connecting me with my ancestors & inspiring me with all its possibilities. I grew up, became a New York City yoga teacher and private chef, got married, & had a daughter of my own. When my daughter, Mira, was 6 months old & beginning to eat solids, some mamas in my baby group asked me to teach a series of classes on homemade baby food. Tribeca Yummy Mummy was born that year, our son Liev the next, & the cooking classes began to focus on getting the mini-chefs involved in making and eating food using seasonal, local, & organic ingredients. This past Spring, at the request of one of my student's older sisters, I began to teach sewing to older Yummies. I love bringing Old World flavor with an urban bent to the table & to all things having to do with the home. Headshot: Laura Novak|
|Interests||food, small creatures, chocolate, risotto, montessori, sewing, event planning, cooking, baking, traveling to far off lands, seasonal cooking, farmers, locavores|
What's the earliest you've gotten up to watch cartoons and what did you see?
5 am. 1983. The Jackson Five Cartoon.