I'm a cook in Boston (Somerville to be specific). I was born and raised in New York City but ran away from it all when I was 18 and spent the next five years in Burlington, Vermont. I took a brief hiatus from my favorite place on Earth to go to the Culinary Institute of America, but returned afterwards to Burlington. I'm a recent transplant to the Boston area and in between crazy work shifts I'm just starting to explore my new home.
I'm really into food and food systems, which I guess is a good thing considering my line of work. I'm also really into beer, bluegrass music and the great outdoors. The hardest part about moving to Boston is that I'm no longer close to mountains. But I still try my best to get out hiking as often as possible. And there's a rock gym near me so I can always climb indoors.
To answer the inevitable question, no I'm not a skier. Never done it in my life. I know, 7 years in Vermont and no skiing . Weird. But it happens (or it did to me anyway!). But I'm always open to new adventures, especially the ones without a roof over my head. I'd love to meet like-minded individuals who like being in nature, appreciate food and cooking, and are generally excited about new experiences.
Favorite movies - Too many to list, but LoTR, the original Star Wars trilogy, anything by the Coen Brothers (especially the Big Lebowski) and anything by Tarrantino
Favorite shows - 30 Rock, Game of Thrones, Anthony Bourdain, The Daily Show, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black
Favorite food - Halal off the street in New York, or duck in any form. I'm also obsessed with eggs. And stuff that can be fried (especially in duck fat). But I have a bit of an obsession with vegetables and eat a ton of them. And as a New York native I'd be remiss if I didn't mention bagels and lox.
2. A book
3. My cat
4. My car
5. My best friends
6. Beer and decent food (OK that's 7 things...)