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Janette Fuschi
Los Angeles, California
Food blogger

When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?

Growing up in England, I got into cooking as a child helping my mother make Sunday dinner, so I learned a lot from her. The first recipe I made was probably mint sauce as a child, that was my job to cut the mint from the garden and make the sauce.

What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?

I have quite a large kitchen, which I love, and a lot of cabinet space. A 5 burner cooktop, 2 ovens and a dishwasher help tremendously. The best way to stay organized when cooking is clean as you go, that's the number one thing for me.

What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?

Practice, don't expect to get a recipe right on the first attempt, not many of us do. Also, read the recipe in it's entirety before buying ingredients and cooking, you don't want any surprises as you go cook.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?

Gordon Ramsay, he's seen enough failures in the kitchen so hopefully he wouldn't be surprised if I made a mistake and actually think he is a really nice guy because he follows me on twitter.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I studied fashion design in England so I know how to make clothing and I sew, but I don't really do crafting. Cooking is also a hobby and my husband and I love sports cars. We are huge Formula 1 fans and try to get to at least 1 race per year.

Which cooking blogs do you love to read?

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I've only been blogging for 4 months and I have learned a lot, not only do you have to know cooking, you need to know photography too, that's an on going process.

Janette Fuschi
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What's your favorite...

TV Show
It was Breaking Bad, but that's over I would say Walking Dead.
Lake Como, Italy
The Apartment with Jack Lemmon
Cook Book
I have so many, can't choose, sorry.
Indian, Italian
Anything fresh, never processed.
Kitchen Gadget
Food processor