Based in Seattle, Chef Tami is a food writer, providing recipes, inspirational cooking and baking ideas, gastronomic delights, cuisine, restaurant, television shows and product reviews, essays, food photography/styling and the latest culinary news.
Certified Culinarian and
Culinary School Graduate who
is passionate about food,
cooking, writing and
photography. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration October, 9, 2005. In December 2006 I earned a Professional Certificate in Gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. I have combined a love for the culinary arts with food photography. Recently I attended the Photographic Center Northwest for Photography classes. Taking photographs to me is a way of expressing myself. I also love music and my iPod. I enjoy going to the movies, watching television and walks with my two dogs Zephyr the Border Collie & Cocoa the Pug.
I visited Kirkland, WA, I had a massage and than went to dinner at Jager a German Restaurant there. I stopped at the Marina Park, before dinner, and after dinner chose to follow a different route and stopped to take photos of this most incredible sunset. I love the way the sun reflects on the water and sun is such an intense yellow orange. It was a nice day. I kept remembering though that it was the anniversary of September 11, 2001. I reflected on this tragedy while snapping photographs. I visited New York City when I was fifteen. My Dad let me drive in traffic and I loved the energy of the city. The September 11th tragedy is a marker for my own personal tragedy. My precious dog, Zoe, a minature mastiff, was killed, run over by someone who did not stop or care. I screamed bloody murder and strained my voice so bad that I could barely talk. I picked her up and carried her to the front steps of my house. I felt as if it was my fault. I cried and cried, I tried to reach someone on the phone. No one answered, my mom, my brother, my aunt, my x-boyfriend etc. No one answered. I had previously called the police, thank god, the policeman came and tried to calm me down and told me to put my other dog Zephyr somewhere, I chose the bathroom. My personal tragedy happened the Friday before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. I miss that little Apricot dog Zoe. I still think of her and miss her especially during this time of year, the start of fall and the month of September. This story could go on and on, but that is all I feel like telling at this time. Tami