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We Eat First With Our Eyes

I love to cook, I think that I always have. To me, cooking is a very creative art (just like graphic design); however, there's more to this than a creative person, expanding their horizons.

I began cooking around the age of ten with my Italian Aunt Josephene. She came from Naples, Italy, and she absolutly loved to cook. I remember going with her to the vendors on Chicago's Southside. We'd spend the early morning gathering all kinds of fresh veggies, go back to the kitchen, and that's when the magic would happen. Ah, the smells that filled the house as Aunt Jo began the creation of her special sauces... guarded recipes that were handed down from her mother, and her mother before her.

If you would like to share those memories, when gathering around a table and recounting the day's events while eating great food was a wonderful, anticapted part of the day, you might like my first cookbook,

>> Cooking with a Plan Vol I: Back to the Kitchen <<

There are over 100 mouth-watering recipes to browse through, and my own personal phlosophy of cooking; garnered from attending cooking classes, and working at several resturants (two in Naples, Italy). I build all my recipes around what I call the six steps to successful cooking:

Plan/Purchase - Prep/Prepare - Plate/Present.

In addition, my new Fall recipe cookbook, will be full of recipes to warm your heart and bless your soul. Look for it in 2016.

>> Cooking with a Plan Vol II: Autumn Memories <<

I am currently in development of another Web site to hold my recipes, and cooking tips and tricks. and when It beomes available, there will be a link to it on this site.

For all of you out there that share a passion for the culinary arts,

Keep the faith, and keep cooking...

Andy Anderson