I love to feed people. That’s something my mother has always said, and as I’ve gotten older and starting cooking more and more for others, it’s something I believe in, too. Food not only nourishes us but it connects us. I love sharing food with family and friends, from a quick lunch to a loud, boisterous dinner party. On this blog you’ll see my meanderings in the kitchen, from exploration of an ingredient, to recipes I’ve found helpful, to ponderings about food, cooking and beyond. Hope you enjoy!
And by the way, I studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. When Spaniards would pronounce my name phonetically, it would sound a lot like ‘aguacate,’ the word for avocado. Aguacate became my nickname, and hence the name for this food blog. I know technically ‘aguacate’ in Spanish is masculine so it should be “el aguacate.” I, however, am feminine so I changed it to “la.”
In my real life, I’m Director of Digital Services at MP&F/d, the digital services division of McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, an award-winning PR firm in Nashville.