Hello world!

Hello!  Welcome to My Eclectic Kitchen!

My passion for delicious food and entertaining has existed for as long as I can remember.  As the youngest of 6 daughters and an aunt to over a dozen nephews and nieces, I am often the caterer for birthday parties, baby showers, and just about all our family gatherings.  Although I’ve learned a ton about cooking from my family, friends, and the foodnetwork stars, this strong passion has inspired me to take my culinary knowledge to greater heights.  After about 10 years in the fields of accounting and real estate, I’ve decided to get a formal culinary arts education through the California School of Culinary Arts – Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles, California.  Along the way, I will share my thoughts, my recipes, and helpful tips to help those who are culinary challenged and to share with those who share the same enthusiasm for food.

Where did I get my inspiration?  How did my style evolve?  For 30 years I’ve been exposed to a number of food styles.  My influences come from my mother, my Grandpa Floyd, my boyfriend’s mother, my sisters’ mothers-in-laws, my friends, and some of my favorite food network stars.  They taught me how to work with different flavors and textures in American, Italian, Southern, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Iranian, and Mexican cuisine.  I’ve pulled flavors and ideas from each style to develop my own recipe repertoire, trying to keep things simple yet creative, fresh, flavorful, and delicious.  I’m hoping that my culinary education will take me to a whole new level in cooking.  It’s my goal to make food as memorable as the food I’ve enjoyed most at my favorite restaurants, and to share this pleasure with others.

This was my very first blog entry ever.  I hope you enjoyed it!

Share on Facebook