Hi, Ian Smith here. I love to cook, and I love to eat good food. I’ve been cooking (and eating) now for a number of years. As a kid in SoCal, I used to make a mess of my mother’s kitchen, concocting what I thought was great. There have been periods when I didn’t touch a knife for months, maybe years, but I’ve picked up the pace (and the knife!), and now I whip up dishes constantly. I have a full-time day job, but at night, on weekends and in my free time, I love to cook, eat great food, dine at great restaurants, and travel.
I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world quite a bit, and as part of my education, I studied for a year each in Germany and Italy. These have been great experiences, and have helped shaped who I am, my tastes, my interests, etc.
I cook something almost every night. I love it. Over the years, I have acquired a great appreciation for international cuisines — it’s really fueled my passion for cooking and eating good things. I love to try different dishes, from elegantly sublime but understated, to outright bold and spicy. I’m not afraid to be adventurous.
Tired of writing. Having a frozen pizza tonight.
Ian Smith lives and cooks in Newburyport, Massachusetts