Restaurant Name: Life’s So Sweet
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Signature dish: Cocolate Truffles
Featured dish at Taste of the Nation: Hand dipped white chocolate cinnamon apricots
Reason(s) for participating in Taste of the Nation: One of my first jobs was at a day camp and I remember bringing extra food to work so that the campers who couldn’t afford lunch had something to eat. Children should not have to face hunger.
Celebrity chef you would like to cook with: Ron Ben Israel
3 things you always have in your fridge: Heavy cream, butter, fruit juice
Favorite hobby: Comic book collecting
Most healthful, kid friendly, fast breakfast: hardboiled eggs dyed with pickled beet juice, made to look like bunnies with orange slices for the sun and spinach for the grass.
Most unusual thing you have eaten: Dried Dragon Fruit
Favorite spice or spice blend: cardamom
Favorite cookbook: “The Art of Chocolate” by Elaine Gonzalez