Nicole L'Esperance loves to cook and eat well.
Having grown up in British Columbia in the early 70s, Nicole developed what has become a life-long passion for good food. During that time, her mother, Marie, co-author of the "Easy Recipes from Scratch" series and an excellent cook, studied gourmet cooking. She was active in various "gourmet clubs" and a hostess for many progressive dinners. Nicole remembers being the only five-year-old with a taste for anchovies and Chicken Saltimbocca.
Nicole believes in eating good, healthy foods made from scratch -- just the way her mother has always made them. That means no canned soups, preservatives, or artificial anything. Her mission is to share recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare.
Aside from eating and cooking, Nicole has worked in the publishing industry for more than ten years. She is co-director of Two Green Onions Press, and Dashing Lemon Press. During a nine-year stay in Asia, Nicole published nine ESL books and worked as Executive Editor at English Digest, CNN Interactive English, and Live magazines; and as Editor in Chief at Career English magazine. She holds an M.A. in Instructional Technology from Columbia Teachers College in New York.
When Nicole isn't busy with writing, cooking, or eating, she can usually be found elbow-deep in her backyard vegetable garden with her four-year-old son. She loves cooking and surrounds herself with people who love food.
Nicole's mission is simple: Cook with love and eat well.