Watching Elizabeth cook at The Culinary Institute of America
is like watching an Orchestra play. Everything moves and works together in a coordinated and beautiful way. Watching her at home is like watching an Orchestra play your favorite Symphony… plus caipirinhas!
Her “White House” as she calls it, is an old house in downtown New Braunfels, TX. A fixer upper in good hands, I would say. Every room in the house is beautifully decorated with one-of-a-kind furniture, and a collection of Elizabeth’s favorite findings. The kitchen, still not remodeled, is small and unpractical. The working area is not larger than a cutting board and yet Elizabeth masters the space. She moves and prepare meals for friends and family as if she were at The Culinary Institute
, while getting milk in a plastic cup and looking for a band-aid for one of her two small children.
Music is always playing here. Today it is Brazilian music. Elizabeth is mixing something in a bowl, while sipping her glass of wine. I can tell she is enjoying herself… orchestrating her space. Calm and focused, humming her music she swings around the place, and at the end a meal of roasted lamb-chops, fresh cut salad from her garden, couscous and grilled asparagus had been prepared.