A bona fide Bay Area foodie. Loves the city, but lives in the suburbs. Enjoys the country, if that means going to the wine country for the weekend. Obsessed with Bon Appetite, Food and Wine, Saveur, Cooking Channel, Food Network, Zagat’s, PBS cooking programs and yes ... making great food. Passion for entertaining, wine tasting, collecting cookbooks, farmers market at the San Francisco Ferry Building on Saturdays and finding the latest cooking gadget at Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table. And of course, capturing the foodie experiences through blogging.
I am born and live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. I have an immense affinity for great food, wine and entertaining. Living here affords me the opportunity to enjoy the wine country, abundant farmers markets and a vast array of gourmet food stores and brilliant restaurants. These are all wonderful inspirations for my “Authentic Suburban Gourmet” blog.
The name Authentic Suburban Gourmet spawned from being myself and expressing my creativity and thoughts (authentic) through using ingredients and resources that are available most everywhere (suburban) and bringing an elegant, sophisticated touch (gourmet). By day, I am a successful executive with a Human Capital Firm headquartered in the Bay Area and by nights and weekends, a food blogger.
The creation of this blog allows me an outlet outside of my professional life to express my creativity, passion, imagination and artistic side, through documenting my cooking experiences to my blog. I completely enjoy the blogging community and meeting a lot of wonderful people - that is one of the most satisfying results of blogging. I am a self-taught cook who learned the basics from my Mother, reading cookbooks and watching a lot of cooking shows. I create or adapt recipes to make them my own.
I enjoy taking every opportunity to share my love of cooking with others by throwing dinner and cocktail parties, baking cookies and cooking for my “number one fan”, my husband Charles. Authentic Suburban Gourmet is a project that has been in the works for many years and with the blogging phenomenon, it has now become a reality.