Doris’s love for food and fresh ingredients (both exotic & local) began when she was 7 years old. Her fascination with culinary art ignited her passion to create magic in kitchens across the world. By going right to the source of their origin Doris learned about different spices, plants, sauces, grains, sweeteners, and various methods of cooking. She was curious to understand how different dishes were made using the same ingredient and why certain ingredients were better used in some dishes than others. No matter where she discovered food it was very evident that fresh, local and seasonal foods always tasted better. It’s no surprise she promotes eating local and seasonal and supporting local farmers and food growers. Doris’ mission is to inspire and ignite the intuitive inner chef in you so that cooking becomes second nature and an exciting activity, even a passion, rather than obligatory like a chore or just fuel to keep one going like a battery.