I acquired a love for food at the young age of 10, when I discovered the infinite powers of food, not related to sustenance. My love of food took me on a journey of a lifetime, which subsequently evolved over the course of 12 years; this runs the gamut from experiments in cooking to the evolution of my palate to obtaining a masters degree in Italian Gastronomy & Tourism. I am passionate about the following: the safety of the food that we consume, the taste and variety of the food that we consume, the well being of the people that create the food, and the future of the food system. My ultimate goal in life is to get people excited about food again!

I am a writer and a gastronome. But more importantly, I am like you. I come from where you come from. I teach people about the importance of food and how it CAN be integrated into all facets of life - that is the meaning of gastronomy. This concept of gastronomy is what led me to create this blog (or as I like to call it - my sequences of ramblings). Now, I challenge you to find your best inner gastronome and I hope that you find my blog entertaining along your journey.

I currently reside in the vibrant and smoldering city of Miami. Everything that you know (or think you know) about Miami is absolutely true and then some and I can’t think of a more bizarre place to live. Welcome to Miami, the land of dreamers, great people, and amazing food!

Photo source: Anke Klitzing (Bra, Italy via Ireland by way of Germany)

I am a regular contributor to the quirky Biscayne Times.
I am also currently working on a book about Miami's cuisine.

Happy Reading! Happy Eating!   -Mandy