I am a wife and new Mom who is just trying to make sure a nutritious dinner is on the table every night. It is a far cry from my days of spontaneous gourmet cooking and ambitious baking but I still enjoy trying new recipes. After eating Vegetarian for about 13 years I have recently started eating meat. I learned so much about the importance of flavours, cooking techniques and ingredients in my vegetarian years, but now have a new found excitement for cooking different types and cuts of meat. My #1 food experience (so far) was 18 days spent in Italy, eating a different pasta dish everyday! The best meal I had was late at night in a Tuscan hill town – “Tagliatelli al tartufo” fresh tagliatelli noodle, local olive oil, a generous shaving of fresh truffle and parmesan.