I’m currently a real estate agent living in Chicago who was born and raised in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. From there I went to Washington DC where I stayed long enough to meet my wonderful wife (she’s originally from Cleveland). She went to business school and subsequently landed a job in Chicago so here we are! Growing up I was lucky to have three wonderful women influence me in the kitchen, my grandmother, my mother, and my step-mother. All of them could cook great tasting food and when I started living on my own I decided I could either maintain my svelte figure by eating fast food and pizza or by cooking for myself. I opted for the latter and from that have developed a passion for learning how to cook well which continues today.
Other than our shared passion for delicious food my wife and I love to travel together, play and watch sports (especially soccer), and read voraciously. I give her lots of credit for increasing my appreciation of James Bond and introducing me to whisky (that’s whisky without the “e,” you know what I’m talking about). We both think Chicago is a great city and are having loads of fun discovering everything about it, even the non food stuff like the architecture and nightlife.
I’m mostly going to be blogging about the food we cook at home, find on our travels, Chicago, and maybe even some general life stuff. Hopefully some of it will be interesting and helpful!