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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Adjunct Faculty and Public Relations
Location New York, United States
Introduction I am married with two children and one of my favorite hobbies is cooking. That's probably because another favorite passtime of mine is eating! I am an amateur chef who has been interested in cooking since I was a child and observed my mother and grandmother. They never used a recipe for their delicious Italian family dishes. My mother is an avid cookbook collector and passed along that passion as well. In 2007, I was a winner in the Locally Grown recipe contest in NY sponsored by the Journal News (,, RNN TV and the Valley Restaurant. My winning recipe, Ratatouille Pizza, was developed as a way to get my family to eat lots of fresh, local vegetables. I am a food writer and editor for the Examiner newspapers in Pleasantville and Mt. Kisco. My dream is to be the next Food Network star and I hope to write my own cookbook one day.
Interests Cooking with local foods, crafts, painting, music, theater
Favorite Movies Moonstruck, Frequency, Cinderella Man
Favorite Music Eagles, Matchbox 20/Rob Thomas, Maroon 5, Nickelback, Daughtry, Santana, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks
Favorite Books Cookbooks, DaVinci Code, The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Celestine Prophesy