The blend of these two cultures with the Venezuelan, and the fact that my Argentinean grandmother lived with us resulted in a person with a deeply rooted culture and passion for good food. Both grandmothers, just as most grandmothers in the World, were amazing cooks. Though my Argentinean grandmother was a true entertainer and most certainly a better cook than many of the chefs I know today. Her art in the kitchen and her deep understanding of FLAVOR has stayed with me forever.
After finishing high school in Venezuela I moved to the United States, where I obtained an Economics degree from the University of Virginia.
During my college years I entertained in my small apartment and the best break I could give myself from all the numbers and equations was going home to prepare myself lunch. Those four amazing years taught me that food in the US expands way beyond the stereotypical cheeseburger. That the melting pot of cultures have left this country with a fantastic array of foods that are as regional as in any European country.