I have been in the professional culinary arena for 25 years and counting – teaching the culinary arts, writing about food and cooking, demonstrating kitchenware products such as cookware and kitchen gadgets.   I have been a professional member of IACP (International Association of Culinary Profesionals) since 1993 and in 1997, I was certified by IACP via a written examination to Certified Culinary Professional.  That hasn’t stopped me from learning new and exciting bits of information about so many diverse foods and how to cook them almost every day.

My website, www.cookwithaloha.com is for home cooks who enjoy food and cooking and learning something new about the culinary arts.   This blog is meant for me to explore the many reasons behind my apparent addiction to buying food – to cook, to enjoy, to nourish, to comfort.  Join me on this journey and explore your own passions for food and cooking all things deliciously and with gusto.