I love food, preparing it, eating it and sharing it with others. There is nothing more enjoyable than getting together with friends and family with good food and wine. I grew up in a large Italian family, every Sunday was a special occasion, the entire family got together and my Mom and Aunts would prepare an amazing meal. My Grandfather had a small vineyard and made his own wine. He used to take me to the wine cellar to help him fill up a bottle for the meal. I was too young to enjoy wine then but it cemented my love of sharing food and wine with family and friends.
The food I serve is seasonal as much as possible, fresh, organic, sustainable and humane. I am convinced that the food we make and eat has a direct bearing on our health and well being and eating fresh unprocessed food is very important to me and is what I strive to serve daily.
I am a Real Estate agent and I live and work in beautiful historic Brooklyn. I love what I do, it’s fun and affords me the ability to feed my passion for cooking, I think I have always loved being in the kitchen, it’s a creative outlet for me. There is such a feeling of pride and satisfaction when you prepare and serve a meal that is enjoyed by all. My passion for cooking also inspired me to start my blog, “a pug in the kitchen” . My sweet pug Nando is my constant companion and loves his homemade food.
When Margot emailed and asked if I would be interested in participating/collaborating with such a great lineup of talented bloggers I was happy and excited to say YES! We are all hoping to inspire everyone to gather around the table and enjoy great food and wine and each others company. I love dinner parties and have them often; there is nothing more elegant, comforting and reassuring than getting together with friends and or family to talk, eat, drink and enjoy and I am so happy to be a part of this collective.
Suzanne (A pug in the kitchen)