Hi, gypsy here. I am a chronic lurker but I do pipe in every now and then.
Manhattan and upstate NY (Woodstock area)
Always seeking that perfect moment, in experiences, food, music, art etc, where you find yourself in a flash of brilliance. The quality of everything available has certainly improved over my lifetime, but nearly all of it has been scrubbed too sterile and over-hyped.
I was blessed to have grandmothers who spread love in the kitchen.
I recently took one of those DNA tests, thinking I would find an interesting soup hidden in my genes because I seem to blend in many different parts of the world (India, Spain, Morocco, Turkey…). But the results came back Italy, Italy, Italy!