Who is the Authentic Suburban Gourmet?
A bona fide Bay Area foodie. Loves the city, but lives in the suburbs. Enjoys the country, if that means going to the wine country for the weekend. Obsessed with Bon Appetite, Food and Wine, Saveur, Cooking Channel, Food Network, Zagat’s, PBS cooking programs and yes…..making great food. Embodies a passion for entertaining, wine tasting, collecting cookbooks, farmers market at the San Francisco Ferry Building on Saturdays and finding the latest cooking gadget at Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table. And of course, capturing the foodie experiences through blogging.
I was born and currently live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. I have an immense affinity for great food, wine and entertaining. Living here affords me the opportunity to enjoy the wine country, abundant farmers markets and a vast array of gourmet food stores and brilliant restaurants. These are all wonderful inspirations for my “Authentic Suburban Gourmet” blog which was born January 2009.
The name Authentic Suburban Gourmet spawned from being true to myself by expressing my creativity and thoughts (authentic) through using ingredients and resources that are available most everywhere (suburban) and demonstrating an elegant, sophisticated touch (gourmet). By day, I am a successful executive with a Human Capital Firm headquartered in the Bay Area and by night and weekends, a food blogger.
The creation of this blog allows me an outlet outside of my professional life to express my creativity, passion, imagination and artistic side, through documenting my cooking experiences to my blog. I completely enjoy the blogging community and meeting wonderful people - that is one of the most satisfying results of blogging. I am a self-taught cook who learned the basics from my Mother, reading cookbooks and watching a lot of cooking shows. I create or adapt recipes to make them my own. I enjoy taking every opportunity to share my love of cooking with others by throwing dinner and cocktail parties, baking cookies and cooking for my “number one fan”, my husband Charles.
About Charles | Hubby
Charles is my darling husband of 15 years who on our third date, asked to enjoy my cooking and as they say "the rest is history". Charles enjoys the labor of my love for cooking and fondly calls me the "Executive Chef" of our house.
About Max | Doggie
Max is our 14 year old Lasha Apso who is our baby and we love him dearly. Mostly he lounges during the day, listens to the radio and occasionally peaks under the side gate to see what is going on with the outside world.