Carole E. Cooper

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Location Aurora, IL, United States
Introduction I grew up in a family of cooks; all jockeying for their position in the kitchen and demanding their dish have a place of honor at the table. Culinary expertise was not simply the women’s domain, my father and all my uncles knew their way around the kitchen, and each were well known for their own signature dishes. My mom and dad had their own individual styles, as did my paternal and maternal grandmothers. I grew up with a curiosity about the magic that took place in the kitchen, I loved the excitement and thrived on the results. Looking back on those days they were very much like a fairy tale with a happy ending around the dinner table. A fairy tale that was told over and over again with a different twist at a different table with a different cook. This is my homage to those cooks before me and how much I remember about their special expertise. They made my childhood richer for the experience and shaped my culinary chops to this very day. My celebration of this fairy tale in food is Once Upon A Feast!