I come from a family that loves to cook, which helped instill a fondness for food at an early age. I was born in south Louisiana, where food means more to the average person than, say, Kernersville, NC. I spent 6 months in France for school and enjoyed having a more hands on experience with European ideas of cuisine. Going to the farmers market is high on the list of my favorite things to do. It is a place where I feel people are most genuine. After I graduate college, I hope to go to Adelaide, Australia for a graduate program in gastronomy.
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Breakfast: banana or pumpkin pancakes
Comfort: real mac and cheese, cheese burgers,
Seafood: crab!, sea bass, crawfish, shrimp, ok, i could go on forever here
Summer: relishes made with fresh veggies, watermelon!, grilled everything
Fall: anything pumpkin, the first gumbo of the season (and all that follow), game birds after a hunt from my dad and brothers, venison, this is my favorite time of year so everything is amazing to me
Winter: real eggnog, veggie soup
Dessert: endless possibilities
notable experiences: lunch of moules and frites in Corsica, my first taste of duck confit, crawfish enchiladas at grandfather's funeral, first taste of fresh pasta, sea bass made by Aunt Dee, ravioli at that restaurant in Paris, gauffres in the jardins du Luxembourg, random tastings at farmers markets, risotto...i have never had bad risotto
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