My adventures in the kitchen, both intentional and not, have given me a reputation with friends and family. The best stories are from when I used YouTube to look up how to dice a tomato for the office potluck lunch, and confused a clove of garlic with a bulb while making marinated cheese. In spite of my culinary challenges, I will continue to press on like the little engine that could – I think I can and also very simply, I love food.
Working for dairy farmers has enhanced my appreciation for and interest in food, especially dairy foods. Dairy foods deliver incomparable nutrition, value and taste! When you get to know so many farmers, like I have the pleasure of knowing, it’s just natural that you talk about enjoying food. And, dairy farmers know what they’re doing in the kitchen – 97% percent of U.S. farms are family owned. Farmers are often making meals for multiple generations at a time, and these meals must include hearty fixins’ for their family’s long days. There’s no 9-5 in dairy farming.