Growing up I just was around cooking all the time. My grandma cooked everything for the family and my mom was always cooking in our home too; My mom even made all of our baby food! I’ve always been around it, forever, and I feel like it was instilled in me from an early age. I don’t know... it just happened! I really love cooking. Even my brother loves to cook and he’s a guy! It’s a part of who I am and it touches every part of my life. To our family, cooking is love, it’s care, it’s conversation. But for me, it’s even more than that: It’s self-expression.