What can I say…I’m a corporate girl by day and a ballroom instructor by night (Latin baby!). In addition to my other bazillion jobs (PR consultant for the restaurant industry, working for my sorority, etc.) I occasionally have time to eat (ok, I always make time to eat). I’ve always loved food – cooking, eating, reading, whatever! I grew up trying recipe after recipe out of my mom’s orange Betty Crocker cookbook (which I now have my own copy courtesy Ebay…). Heck, I even remember being in high school and impressing my young dates by having them over for dinner that I cooked!
The Average Cook blog focuses on my adventures (and misadventures) in cooking, restaurant reviews, and other food-related news bits and bites. I have no formal background training in cooking but grew up with two Italian grandmothers, one Italian grandfather, and two parents who all enjoy cooking and who all owned the catchphrase “Mangia!” (didn’t matter if I was about to explode, you better eat that damn second bowl of spaghetti). I am not a spontaneous cook by any means, I enjoy trying new recipes and sometimes adapting them to my own tastes. You will likely see very few of my own recipes here. Just not that creative!!
So bear with me when I post a bad recipe, oh it will soo happen, a lot. And rejoice in my cooking triumphs!