I'm combining my love for food with my talent for storytelling! As a journalist, I love the stories behind family dishes, the memories they bring back, and the cultures and traditions built around them. As a home cook I developed my passion for food through my family. Born and raised in New Jersey as a second generation Italian-American, I grew up making fresh pasta, pots of gravy or sauce, (depending which side of the family it was) and holiday feasts with my mother, grandmothers and even a great-grandmother as my guides. Now as a wife, I am expanding what I know into my husband's Latino traditions. I am also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, so I know the power food has on our bodies, minds and homes. If you've been told to eat a specialized diet, I'd love to help you find foods and dishes that fit into your lifestyle! I believe that every meal has a story; that good food shared with good company feeds not only the body, but the soul.