A recipe developer and founder of Living the Gourmet. With the help and encouragement of her son and daughter, Catherine decided to start a blog in October of 2008, with the purpose of passing down her recipes to her children. Since then, her blog “Living the Gourmet” has grown into a popular food site with an active and growing community of like-minded food enthusiasts. Having grown up in a traditional Italian home, food and family have always been an important part of Catherine’s life. It is this idea and core belief that Catherine conveys through her recipes and musings. Whether you are a veteran homecook, or someone who has never touched a serving spoon in your life and is just starting to find your way into the kitchen – there is something here for everyone. Each recipe she writes is tailored for home-cooking. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys music, reading and writing.