ABOUT ME:  The blogger responsible for this site 

I think about food, love to shop for food, read about food, plan restaurant excursions in detail, and cook new dishes for one simple reason. I love to eat. Writing a blog is my chance to dive in and share my passion. I decided to focus on the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, starting with Ithaca which sits at the southern tip of the longest finger lake: Cayuga Lake. The word on the grapevine is that Ithaca has more restaurants (and book stores) per capita then anywhere in the country.  The Finger Lakes region does have some extraordinary chefs, wonderful eateries and great food festivals and food events. We have a unique organization called Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty which links together local farmers and food producers with area restaurants.

 I learned to cook from my French mother, and native cooks from Korea, Thailand, Japan and China. I’ve been passionate about food since I was around 10 years old and asked my mother why she didn’t have a sauce for the steak (she got her act together shortly thereafter and from then on went on a mission and did prove herself to be a wonderful cook). I subscribe to 7 cooking magazines and actually read them and tear out the recipes that I want to keep. If I find a real winner, I’ll pass on the recipe over the blog. I love to learn and get great ideas for new creations so I’ll be happy to hear from other food enthusiasts. I can be reached at celiaclement@gmail.com