Born in Brooklyn, New York, I have lived in Colorado, Florida and presently reside in Georgia. I have one daughter, 24, who has come to appreciate excellent food and has a few specialties of her own.
I'm asked about my "middle" name quite often. My mother did not have the foresight to name me Chiffonade, so I took it as my Internet handle and, long story short, it stuck. I define myself as one who cooks and felt this was the perfect name conceived in a time of Internet anonymity. I have been posting to culinary sites and message boards for over 20 years as Chiffonade. With the advent of Facebook, where real names are used, I needed to include Chiffonade or my online friends would have never found me.