|She's tiny, but FIERCE!|
I am SO excited for her!!!!
Susanne and I are actually more than just friends; we were roommates at culinary school (along with a third and equally-fabulous girl named Mariah) in Italy more than 8 years ago.
The three of us lived through a lot of craziness together in our little Italian flat--being broke culinary students scrounging for food (and wine) money, fending off the attentions of enthusiastic Italian boys, running through Florence in our chef coats, trying to walk on the cobblestone streets in heels without tripping, wine tasting class at 9AM on Thursday mornings (particularly rough after late Wednesday nights), arguing over who got to take a hot shower (there was usually only enough hot water for one), and so much more!
|Susanne (left) and Mariah, during our early morning wine class. 2004|
After Italy, Susanne went on to build an incredible business and reputation for herself as an in-demand private chef and cooking teacher in North Carolina, with a passion for local food and farm-to-table cuisine. She returned to Italy multiple times, completing several more levels of culinary programs and even becoming a sommelier!
We kept in touch all these years and were able to finally reconnect in person again last year when she come to one of my cooking classes here in NY (she lives in Charlotte). It was like no time had passed!
|Last year, when Susanne came to one of my cooking classes!|
Check out Susanne's business page, The Tiny Chef and be sure to give her a call if you're near Charlotte.
You can also follow her on Twitter at @TheTinyChef. She's going to be live tweeting the episodes so be sure to check that out!
I'm going to be posting an interview with Susanne soon, too. I had originally wanted to get it up by today, but I had way too many deadlines this week. But stay tuned as I'll definitely do that soon and get you some behind-the-scenes scoops!