|Allen and me pictured with Chef Guy Fieri|
Allen and me are avid home cooks and we love trying out recipes and developing our own. At Two Frys, we also cover food festivals, food related events, and farmers markets in NYC and NJ. We review food products (especially Hot sauce, BBQ sauce and spices), kitchen products, cookbooks, and food related books. From time to time, we highlight restaurants and bakeries from places we come across in our travels and from our neighborhood (Riverdale, Bronx, NY) where we currently reside.
|Me holding my autographed menu signed by Chef Guy Fieri|
My background is not in the culinary industry, but I have fallen in love with baking and creating desserts. I remember my Mom always baking Dominican cakes and flan since my younger years, so it is no surprise I ended up loving it. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Biological Anthropology, and currently work at a college. As I was studying forensic anthropology, human osteology (bones), human evolution and genetics, I started baking as a hobby since it calmed my nerves. I found myself baking constantly in between exams, writing papers, reading, researching and writing my thesis in graduate school.
|Pictured with Host extraordinaire, Baron Ambrosia from Bronx Flavor and Cooking Channel|
I am a home cook and learned to bake and cook from cookbooks, magazines, blogs and cooking shows on Food Network and other food channels. Baking for me is relaxing and I enjoy it immensely. I love baking cakes, pies and cookies. My husband taught me how to cook when we were first married. It took some time to learn and get used to, but now cooking is a big part of my life, and I try new recipes whenever possible. I love meeting chefs (who wouldn't), cookbook authors, attending food demonstrations and food festivals. I love going to farmers markets and buying organic fruits, vegetables, homemade jams, sauces, pies, and freshly baked bread. I also love buying cookbooks and cookie cutters.
|Allen with Chef and Host, Sunny Anderson from Food Network|
|Allen after shopping at Trader Joe's, 72nd Street and Broadway|
He has a green thumb and learned to take advantage of apartment living in the Bronx with indoor gardening. Allen is currently growing cherry tomatoes and sprouting a variety of hot peppers and herbs, such as: basil, tarragon, oregano, chives, parsley, rosemary, etc. We also have some really lovely house plants.
|Allen and me with Chef and Host Andrew Zimmern from Travel Channel|
|Allen and me with Chef and Host, Melissa D'Arabian from Food Network|
|Allen and Me at Sammy D's, Harrah's, Atlantic City, NJ (August 2014)|
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