Bring Me to Tuscany!

Chestnut Panna Cotta

Gimme That!

Some Like It Hot

"Too Much" Puttanesca

Gimme That!

Grill Like You Mean It

Peruvian Grilled Chicken

Gimme That!

Since 1993

The Buttery Babe

Chicago, Ohio, Chicago, New York, Chicago, Florence, Chicago, New York, Chicago!  Can you feel the theme?  I might move around, but I always find my way home.  The good thing about all of those trans-Atlantic flights and cross-country drives is the food.  Wherever I am, whether for the afternoon or the year, I am looking for a goodie.  There's always a cooler in the back of the truck, and a blinker on for a road side stand selling pie.

The Buttery Babe grew from my years in professional kitchens and gourmet markets.  A classic French background gave me the knowledge to cook almost anything and my lack of fear gave me the willingness to do it.

Join me as I share my passion for butter, cheese, meat, good wine and bread.  I will show you how easy it is to eat decadently and look like a kitchen rock star.  Original recipes, recreations from my travels, how to deal with the surplus of my urban garden, and how it all started...with Pommes Anna and some broken grandma recipes.