Welcome to my Web site. To introduce myself and welcome you to enjoy my world of food, travel, gardening and sharing food experiences in the U.S. and around the world gives me great pleasure. After spending over 10 years traveling around the world with a great team sourcing unique tools, food products and serving pieces for Sur La Table I have the joy of now bringing everyone a wonderful new book. As I look back on my life, I believe my most cherished memories were created with my family and friends. The gatherings usually focused around a meal, not always a grand affair but often a perfect picnic on a mountain top.