What do you do on a daily basis?
I am responsible for cross-testing the recipes from the developers and talent for Food Network Magazine and the Web, to ensure that a home cook is able to follow the recipe exactly as it is written.
Who is your culinary icon?
Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
What's your favorite cookbook?
The French Laundry Cookbook
What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
Walnuts (because they'll kill me)
What's your favorite condiment?
What's the first dish you learned to make?
Stir-fry crabs with ginger and scallions
Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
What kitchen tool can't you live without?
A chef's knife
What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
Adele, Colbie Caillat and Maroon 5
What's your favorite food scene from a movie?
When Charlie enters the magic candy world in the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
What's your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Vodka and cranberry with a twist of lime
If you weren't in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
Animal rescue facilitator for ASPCA or the Humane Society
What's your favorite "food city" to visit?