Surprise! Welcome to my first Simple Gourmet at Home column. I have to admit that I never thought I would be the one sharing recipes but I am excited to talk about my style of cooking and recipes that just make my mouth go crazy. When I cook, I like to think of it as something I do to relieve stress and make others happy. Working and cooking with so many chefs over the years has sharpened my culinary skills a lot to the point that I feel comfortable sharing what I have learned with others.
Looking at our “queen to be,” Vanessa Bell Calloway, entertaining among friends looks so easy. The dancer, actress, host, wife and mother may juggle a variety of roles but when it comes to cooking a great meal and planning a great gathering in the company of her friends, she is a natural pro. Growing up in Cleveland, OH, Calloway was thinking more about axel turns and pirouettes than pots and pans and seasonings.
I have to admit that given the current state of political affairs and frequent occurrences of social and racial injustice, the thought of living outside of the U.S. has crossed my mind. But my home is here and while I love traveling out of the country, there is always that sense of comfort when I return to what is familiar. When you try to find out how many Americans living abroad, you’ll be hard pressed to find an exact number.
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Selecting a term
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