I have great respect for the bounty of nature. From the farmer’s market to the backyard garden or rosemary bush that may grow in our yard, there are so many ways to entice the palate and senses. As an early food lover, traveler, and now a chef, I have learned that the path to culinary adventure begins with fresh, wholesome ingredients prepared with imagination and mindful execution. Whether on an extravagant or limited budget, there are a myriad of delicious culinary options to delight and nourish the body and spirit. This is what Cooking by Design is all about: good food for good people.