I could go on and on trying to explain ‘About Me’ and why talkoftomatoes, but better to start blogging about food. Read these for a lengthier synopsis: let’s talk and why tomatoes?What they don’t say is the short version: I am a mom who feeds her kids and happens to adore food and all it has to offer. I live in Seattle, have a Dutch heritage (lots of farming, rolled up sleeves) and married an Italian (need I say more?). I love to plan parties, cook for neighbors and friends and read cookbooks. A mom with grade school kids, I am in the midst of teaching them to cook, keeping up with their appetites and finding every which way to keep my kitchen experience invigorating and my table top engaging. I hope you enjoy reading talkoftomatoes as much as I enjoy the excuse to obsess, increasingly, about food.