My fancy for cooking with a partner began in my early teens, when I grew dissatisfied with my mom’s dinner repertoire. I accepted the dinnertime challenge and soon discovered the myriad benefits of cooking with someone else. My first cooking partner was my father. Together we chopped, sautéed and simmered my way through my teenage years. It became such a part of my life that my High School English teacher focused my college recommendation letter on my passion for cooking.
As my family grew, so did the challenges of delivering tasty and healthful meals. That was when I rediscovered the benefits of cooking with someone else. I sought compatible friends with whom to cook as a means to provide food for her family, self cater parties and help friends-in-need.
Often seen around town with sauce-splattered clothing, I began “preaching the gospel” of cooking with friends. Faced with overwhelming interest in the nuts and bolts of the process, I started The Cooking with Friends Club, an online community for sharing recipes, trading ideas, exchanging information and scheduling cooking dates.