Wanderlust grabbed me at an early age and has never let go. I’ve lived in New York, Los Angeles, Aspen, London, and now Newport Beach. Besides the geographical changes, there were career changes - - theater producer, psychotherapist, writer. A constant throughout all this has been my abiding love of travel and good food. Before I go anywhere, even if it is a place I have been to many times, I research what is new on the restaurant scene at my destination. I make sure to have reservations for lunch and dinner in different restaurants each day I am away.
Because my culinary passions run the gamut from agnolotti with truffles to food truck tacos, I was instantly attracted to The City Farm’s philosophy of balancing the comfort of country living to the hustle and bustle of the city. Cities, with their access to great theater, symphony, and museums, are energizing and exciting. But tending your own vegetable garden offers joy and satisfaction too. Both of these lifestyles have value. Seeing a Tony-award-winning performance on Broadway can be electrifying…but witnessing the beauty of a midnight meteor shower in the country can be just as thrilling.
I enjoy the rituals of cooking and baking…browsing through my cookbooks and recipe files, choosing a recipe, and measuring out all the ingredients. And all the while, I am anticipating how much fun it will be to share what I am preparing with my family and friends. Both my grandmothers were good cooks. Their recipes, which were written on small scraps of paper and beginning to fade and fray with use, were in danger of being lost. So I wrote a cookbook as a gift for my children. I wanted them to have the legacy of my grandmothers’ and my mother’s recipes, which figured so much in our family gatherings.
Besides cooking, another passion of mine has been flying. Like the heroine of my novel, "Come Fly With Me", I got my pilot’s license in Aspen, Colorado. As far as I am concerned, there is absolutely nothing as exciting as piloting an airplane.
The contents of my weekly blog will vary. It may be about a restaurant I have especially enjoyed, or a particular dish in a restaurant that I cannot forget. My travel tips and experiences will be highlighted. I will also be sharing my personal recipes from time to time – those that have been handed down or created over the years and shaped by my experiences in both the city and on the farm.
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