Nancy Heller

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Industry Law
Occupation Attorney
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Introduction As a kid, I ignored the kitchen because I always had a book to read. After going to college and law school, I was finally on my own, just as my mom became severely afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. The fear of losing her matzoh balls and gefilte fish compelled me to take my first tentative steps into the kitchen. Then, a viewing of Juzo Itami's food-and-sex, noodle-Western masterpiece "Tampopo" and a few Chinese cooking classes from the local university adult school cemented my immersion into the world of food and drink. Together, my husband Bob and I cook, eat and travel (he does the vegetable gardening on his own, but that's another blog). We occasionally cater for large groups (75-1900 people is the range so far). We love playing with food at all of its many levels, and my blog helps us to share my credo that "Life is Too Short to Not Play with Your Food." So follow my blog and have fun playing with our food!
Interests Food, cooking, travel, music.
Favorite Movies Tampopo, Eat Drink Man Woman, The Wedding Banquet, The Producers (orig and remake), Smokey and The Bandit (RIP Jerry Reed)
Favorite Music Harry Chapin, Peter Paul & Mary, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkle, Frank Sinatra, Jen Chapin (Harry's daughter)
Favorite Books Making of a Chef, Fast Food Nation, Anything by Amy Tan, The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, Alton Brown's books