Homegrown With Love is not simply for professional chefs who have been trained at the Cordon Bleu, or even the Julia Child protégés. It is meant for the everyday person who wants to share their love for their family and friends through deliciously prepared home-cooked meals. This cookbook was made to make cooking more accessible and to help you start your own family traditions in the comfort of your own kitchen and home. These recipes are culinary adventures around the world, filled with bold, rich flavors. I want to share the legacy my grandmother left behind and the values she instilled in me. Ultimately, I hope to share a glimpse of my own family traditions and passion for cooking. Ina Garten, a personal inspiration to me, said it best, “Cooking is one of the great gifts you can give to those you love."