The Feast Beast’s Food Philosophy
Food not only sustains us but can be a great source of pleasure. I believe in food that is fresh, natural, and local. I avoid all artificial ingredients. Why bother when you can have the real thing? I buy local because it tastes better and is better for health and the local economy. Cooking on a budget requires me to be creative and resourceful. Not having much money has forced me to purchase ingredients thoughtfully and to eat less meat. Finally, I am not afraid of fat or salt- I embrace them.
For me food has been my passion, comfort, and livelihood. As the daughter of culinary professionals I grew up with a love and respect for food that has influenced me profoundly. There is nothing more enjoyable than preparing and eating food you love with people you love. Live to eat because it’s fun.
I was born and raised in Queens, New York. My people are New York Jews and Sicilans (which makes me an opinionated wine drinker). After recently graduating Clark University with a BA in Sociology, I moved to San Francisco, CA. I have been working in food service for several years and love to be around food and people. I am currently studying to become a sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild.