Every other week, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Box is delivered to my home in Los Angeles. It is filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables grown sustainably on local farms and every Farm Box delivery feels like Christmas! I love the challenge of coming up with new ways to cook the things that arrive in my Farm Box every other week. It makes both cooking and eating a new adventure every time. The Delightful Table is where I share my passion and insights about supporting small local farms and eating seasonally and sustainably. If you’d like to know more about why I chose a CSA you can read about that here.
Growing up in a large multicultural family in Louisiana, my earliest memories are of reaching up to sneak the shrimp off the top of my grandmother’s famous paella. With a Spanish mother and Iranian father, cooking, eating, and entertaining have always been a big part of my life in and outside the home. I have moved around the US, living in the South, the Mid-West, the Northeast. I also lived abroad in Spain and have traveled (and thus eaten) all over the world. From remembering a particular preparation method in a Madrid restaurant to an exotic spice I tried for the first time in Jordan, these experiences have informed and influenced what I do in the kitchen. Intrigued? you can read about that here.
…and now for the zinger…. I have a BA in art and a MBA in finance. By day I work crunching numbers for many of the major corporations that fill your day to day lives but I have always had a creative streak. In August 2015, through my discovery of the CSA box, my primary medium became food and cooking became the most creative outlet of my life to date. I started this blog as a post-divorce-self-esteem-
I love the challenge of coming up with new ways to cook the things that arrive in my FarmBox every other week. It makes both cooking and eating a new adventure every time.
Most of the pictures on The Delightful Table are taken by me on my Samsung 5S and some are taken on fancy cameras by my friends and family as needed. Can you tell which is which?? No?? Good. I’ll give you a hint though… If they are of me chopping, mixing or cooking, I probably didn’t take the photo.