Ellie

My mom is a terrible cook.  And by terrible, I mean she can’t even seem to microwave well — and the instructions are right there on the side of whatever she’s trying to heat!  She and my dad are both investment bankers, so they work a lot.  I’m an only child, so I’m home alone on the regular, and even though I can order food and have it delivered to our apartment, I decided about a year ago to take a run at cooking.  

I gave my mom a list of books to order, and I started reading cooking websites and blogs too.  I’ve gone from making boxed mac and cheese to making tomato risotto.  And I love it.  I love shopping for food, prepping for a meal, and cooking for me and my best friend (she loves to bake, and usually makes our dessert).  Right now I’m working on a few vegan recipes for my mom.  She’s been a vegan for 10 years, and has accepted the idea that her entire diet has to consist of raw vegetables and juices.  She’s wrong.


FAVORITE FOOD

Linguini

FAVORITE COLOR

Navy blue

FAVORITE VACATION

Miami