My cooking time in DC was well rewarded with over 20 restaurant and chef awards, my feature in Celebrated Chefs of DC, and your five star rating of my cookbook No, that's not tiramisu. Thank you DC! But, it was time for me to move on. I've retired from the hurly burly of DC to the mountains of WV. If you'd like to bring me back for a special event, or you'd like to escape to the mountains for a weekend cooking class, just let me know.

The easiest way to keep in touch is to follow my personal account on Facebook, or keep up with just the food stuff on the Cucina Vivace Facebook Fan Page. Both are in the menu.

While you're here, you're welcome to peruse what I've left up on the site, including the 10 episode Feed The Masses podcast on the world of food.