Hi! I’m Tamara, the other half to Come, Sit Down With Us. I would love to give you a small glimpse into the making of who I am today.
So please grab a glass of ‘Kano’ Sauvignon Blanc and Come, Sit Down With Us!
I was born and raised in PA; Pennsylvania for those who live anywhere else (locals tend to call it PA). I was born Pittsburgh then moved to Lancaster where I spent most of my childhood.
My love for food and wine came to me in a tangled and twisted path but a path I loved! I was raised in a house where art was around us at all times.
My dad’s dad ‘Gramps’ was an amazing photographer and wood carver. My dad’s mom ‘Granny’ is an amazing stained glass maker.
We used to be dragged by my mother, sometimes kicking and screaming to museums. I can’t thank her enough for it now! It created a love for the arts that took me away from Lancaster to Savannah, Georgia where I enrolled in SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design.
Here is where I got my first job at a restaurant and met Brandon. He was one of the chefs, but he could turn anything into gold. He hit a note in me I didn’t know was there.
Fast-forward a few years to me jumping on a plane and going to study in Lacoste, France. I studied, ate, drank wine, traveled, ate, photographed, drank wine, and ate.
I was lucky enough to as I like to call it to “eat my way” through many other countries Europe.
I went back to Savannah, got my degree in Photography, and moved to the “Big Apple”. Here I worked in the Photography industry but wasn’t feeling satisfied. I kept a serving job at all times not because I needed the money but because I couldn’t take my foot out of the food industry door.
This is when I met my beautiful counterpart to come sit with us. The love we share for food and wine was the foundation to our relationship. With her support, I left my secure job in the field I had my degree in, to pursue my love for food.
I am now lucky enough to be surrounded by food at all times managing an amazing restaurant in Hells Kitchen.
That is me in a nutshell, a food-loving artist who’s got the travel bug.
Now to the dish my family calls “Swedish Pancakes”. Truth, I have absolutely no idea if that’s what they’re actually called.
We received the recipe from a very close family friend whom I like to call my second mother and the name came with it.
This dish is a staple in my parent’s house. It would not be Christmas without Swedish Pancakes. On Christmas morning, we open our gifts then have Swedish Pancakes. If my mom didn’t make it, Christmas would be ruined. RUINED!
It’s a dish that holds so many memories to me that I will be carrying on that tradition to my children when I have them.
I chose the Sauvignon Blanc because it’s a wonderful dry yet fruity pair to this sweet dish.
Now it can be a little finicky, so be careful with the measuring. When you get it right though… man is it worth every second of baking!
o 4 Eggs
o 1 qt milk
o 1 tsp salt
o 2 cups flour
o 1/2 cup butter
o Preheat oven to 400 degrees
o Beat eggs and salt in a bowl
o Add milk and flour SLOWLY as to avoid clumping and use an electric mixer to thoroughly and evenly blend
o Put butter in a 9×13 pan (glass is recommended) and place in the oven until melted
o Add egg mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes
o Serve with sausage, jam, fruit, fresh syrup…anything you want!