It wasn’t until I completed a baking and pastry certification course from the Art Institute of Atlanta that my food fervor ignited once again. Utilizing baking as a stress reliever, my most pleasurable activities that stemmed from culinary adventures was Mele Cotte, my personal blog that began with a dual purpose. First, the blog was a great vehicle with which to direct others to recipes requested. Secondly, Mele Cotte became an entertaining means to create a personal diary of dishes created on a whim, using only the available ingredients on hand in my kitchen. And, who am I kidding – there have been times when Mele Cotte has been a great therapist, and at a fraction of the cost!
Blogging has exposed me into a whole new culinary realm, leading me to meeting scores of fellow foodies from around the globe, writing gigs for the Well Fed Network, recognition as an Atlanta blogger in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, small catering requests from friends and coworkers, and an opportunities to serve as a pastry chef in two small downtown Atlanta restaurants.
Believing I have found my calling, I continue to working to further expand my culinary knowledge. I use every opportunity as a learning experience and always look forward to what the future has in store.