FOOD is always in my thoughts and conversations.
"Food should be: visually pleasing...tasty...delicious...memorable."
Once upon a time...Claudia's FOODESSA...a Food Fairy Countessa...gloriously came to life.
She was created out of pure delight and a desperate need for distraction.
Mostly...it was time to share my kitchen's heart with others.
I consider myself fortunate to be both of Italian origins and given birth in the city of Montreal, Canada.
Excitement and creativity run very high throughout this city's vivacious melting pot.
My flavour for life is the extension of this generously inspiring city.
Accomplishing what seems at times impossible has defined my ongoing need to open my heart to all possibilities when I least expect them.
Throughout my professional venues, I have led myself through the paths of:
Interior design, Fashion, Travel...and later towards having my own Bed and Breakfast.
My primary hobbies: photography, painting, gardening...have kept me very busy and gratefully out of trouble.
So...what experience do I hold in the kitchen?
Well, after having made ‘lasagna’ sheets with mom at the age of five...I pretty much never looked back from that very pivotal moment.
Sometimes you would think I was born with a spatula in one hand... and all else to do with cooking and baking in the other hand.
Not many moments come close to the excitement I feel when I succeed a difficult recipe.
Especially, if the recipe happens to become a product of a re-created popular recipe.
However, what exhilarates me the most...is when I have originated a recipe of my very own with great triumph.
So...am I a good cook? Heck...yes!
However, admittedly, some not so great meals have been forcefully eaten at our table.
Am I a good baker?
Well...I would like to believe that I am ;o)
However, with a little more practice and many calories later...I will hopefully one day grace that line-up of great bakers I admire.
I am looking forward to sharing what I experience and create, just as much as learning from you will surely inspire a continued journey.
Here's to more insight towards a...
FASCINATING - EMPOWERING - GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY.
It will be most interesting to see how many persons share my sentiment.
Wishing you all the very best and flavourful wishes,
Throughout my very young years...my Mommy and my 'Nonna' were my inspirational encouragement to experiment in the kitchen.
I later realized what a pleasure it was to share invented dishes and desserts with friends and family.
Food based shows and cookbooks are usually only a starting point to get me going in my own little culinary world.