i am a CIA dropout – from the culinary institute of america that is.
after graduating from college with no firm plans, i decided that culinary school would be the place to pursue my passion for cooking and eating. all my life i have loved to do both, influenced by my adventurous family, my love of travel, and my quest to lead a healthy yet occasionally indulgent life. so i enrolled at the culinary institute of america. my experience there did help me choose my career – but only through the process of elimination. i lasted four months before deciding that i did not want to work on my feet for hours, freeze in meat fridges, and smell like fish all the time. now, years into a great career that has nothing to do with food, i still love to cook, eat, and share my culinary insights and adventures with everyone i know.