Hi, I'm Tanya the Homestyle Gourmet! I've had a passion for cooking homestyle style food with a gourmet flair for a lot of my life. I especially like to prepare simple recipes with fresh ingredients. Most of my love of cooking happened from watching cooking shows and helping in the kitchen as a kid. As an adult, I continued my interest by experimenting with recipes, and doing a lot of cooking with my kids as a stay a home mom. When my kids got older, I went to culinary school to learn more about techniques and gain a professional prospective. Now, I share what interests me about food, recipes, and ingredients through the cooking classes I teach and the food I prepare as a personal chef.