My husband is known for many things. A quick Google search will lead the reader to snippets from his distant and recent past--his exploits as a violin dealer/expert, a music review wherein he's described as a "disaffected Dutch concert musician who performed with Albert Ayler" in the 60's, the Sumi-e painting classes he's taught, and some online blog comments here and there from former students and clients.
What you won't discover with a Google search is Michel's life-long passion for food. He tells amusing stories about how he realized as a very young boy that his mother's well-intentioned culinary efforts fell short of his expectations and that, even as a child, he learned to prepare foods he wanted to eat. His unrelenting quest for delicious food exists to this day.
Michel could not have imagined when he made the trip from Holland to New York City in December 1965 to study violin/conducting that he would eventually find himself at home in Louisville, Kentucky. His passions for good music and good food remain undiminished.
When he's not practicing the violin or painting in his studio or doing research on violins and bowmakers, you can find him curled up with our four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels or happily inventing new recipes in our small, no-granite-countertops kitchen.
I hope you enjoy the cooking adventures we'll be sharing with you.