I've lived and studied in NY and Japan, but am happy to be settled in DC (for over 10 years now!). I love to cook, and try to make something new every week... or at least experiment with whatever's left in my fridge. Hasn't gotten me to Iron Chef, but I was honored to receive an illustrious catering position at this year's seder. Other interests include yoga, the New York Times, and just exploring DC. Drop me a line for the extended bio.