Multimedia operator, Baker, BBQ aficionado
How long have you been a Daring Baker/Daring Cook and what’s your favorite thing about being in the group(s) so far?
Been a proud DBer since October 2007; DC since it started.
What’s your favorite kitchen gadget? How about your favorite kitchen appliance?
Gadget: citrus juicer; appliance: KitchenAid mixer
Are you known for making a certain dish or dessert? If so, what is it?
Santa Fe Chocolate brownies, mini chocolate chip/cream cheese cupcakes
Is there any recipe and/or technique that we haven’t covered yet that you’d really like to make/learn?
You’ve just won $5000.00!!! But it comes with some stipulations.. you can’t spend it on your kids or your significant other! This is all YOURS. What would you spend it on? (we’re also going to fantasize that you have no bills whatsoever! Woo!! Hehee)
Pastry course at the CIA!
What is the ultimate comfort food to you?
Linguine al vongole (with clams) with garlic bread and a healthy dose of red wine.
Which season (Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) is your favorite.. why?
Fall. Warm days, cool nights. Things are slowing down. Time to hunker down, watch football on Sundays, cook and bake!
Other than cooking and/or baking.. what hobbies do you enjoy?
Reading NYTimes online on a lazy Sunday morning; trying local restaurants, listening to music; wandering around Second Life.
Do you have a favorite local restaurant? If so, why is it your favorite and what kind of food is served there?
Les Faux Bourgeois, a french bistro in Vancouver, BC, which serves basic french bistro fare. Great food, great service.
Who taught you how to cook and/or bake?
My mom was and still is a killer cook, but never did much baking. Am a self-taught baker. Went to cooking school while on a sabbatical/medical leave year. Loved it! DB And DC help me develop and upkeep my skills.
If you had the choice of a free kitchen, bathroom, living room or bedroom makeover – which would you choose and why?
Kitchen, no doubt about it. Need more storage space for all those strange ingredients (glucose syrup?…) creeping into my cupboards.
The Martha – Angel of Domestication or Minion of Evil? Why?
Do you watch any competitive cooking shows? Like Top Chef or Hell’s Kitchen? If so, which is your favorite and why?
Don’t watch much television outside of local news at dinner time. Invested in a wii console a while back. Spend my evenings “relaxing” with Wii Fit Yoga, Resort Sports and EA Active.