My mother was from Italy and I guess I just have that Italian gene in me that loves feeding people. One of the most enjoyable things in life is gathering your loved ones and friends around the table and cooking for them. I love to show people how to cook - I hold cooking classes in my home in addition to writing the The Italian Dish food blog. My food photography is very important to me - I try to do a lot of step-by-step photos so people can see how easy certain recipes are. It's very rewarding to get people cooking at home - it's so much cheaper (and better)!