Introducing Gina, our new assistant chef!

Assistant Chef Gina
Gina is a marketing professional and freelance writer who’s worked for Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Edible Austin magazine as well as the Texas Culinary Academy, now Le Cordon Bleu. She also assisted local author Angela Shelf Medearis in the promotion of her public television show as well as partnering with her to co-author a nationally syndicated recipe column.
Gina grew up with a love of food and cooking in a culturally diverse family; from her Sicilian father to her Texas born mother whose farming family went back for several generations, to her lovely Mexican step-mother; all wonderful home cooks. A long-time resident of Austin, Gina is an avid gardener and keeps a year round vegetable garden. She’s found that growing food is yet another teacher when it comes to preparing meals from what is available and in season.

She mixes a love of family recipes with the freedom of creating something new, embodying what her mother taught her, which was ultimately to cook intuitively. She’s especially interested in the stories behind the food and she authors her own food and gardening blog at

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