I had a lot of kids growing up.
I remember one time when I was six or seven and my sister, who was a single mom, and I were driving to the grocery store, and there was a truckload of food.
I had my purse on and my kids were running around, so I thought, What the hell?
I mean, what am I going to do?
I was a big, boisterous kid, so there was nothing I could do.
But then one day, when I came home from school and found out that my mom had been hit by a car and died, I said, Well, I’m going to go and make dinner.
It was the first time I had gone to the pantry.
It wasn’t because I had anything wrong with my mom, it was because I was so young and my dad wasn’t around, and that’s how I came to cook.
It’s hard to say that I have been successful because I’m not perfect, but I do have a good track record of cooking and cooking for a living.
I started out as a food server.
I would come into restaurants and make a living as a cook, but as I got older, I thought I would take my cooking to a whole other level.
I ended up teaching myself how to make everything from scratch.
I don’t do it because I need to, it’s because I love cooking and I think it’s something I should be doing, not because I want to.
I know I’m pretty good at it.
I was an aspiring chef and I was teaching myself the basics.
So now I’m the best chef in the world.
What I learned from working with my mother was that if you want to do it, you have to learn it.
You have to figure out what you want.
I got to the point where I didn’t know what I wanted to do.
I figured out what I liked doing, and then I realized I wanted my own restaurant.
That was my mom’s legacy.
When I was about six or eight, I came across this restaurant called La Gourmet.
They had this amazing pasta, this amazing cheese, and it was all hand-made.
I went in, I loved it, and so did my friends.
My dad had never had anything like that.
I knew that if I was going to cook, I was gonna make it my own.
That’s where the first restaurant came from.
When we first started working at La Goud, I remember talking to my mother about cooking, and she said, You don’t have to be a chef to make great food.
If you just try, and if you try hard, you can really get better at it, if you just do your homework and do what you need to do to get good.
So I did my homework, and one day I was eating lunch with my dad.
I said to him, Dad, I want some of your pasta.
He said, Oh, it looks great.
I asked him what the name of it was.
And he said, It’s called the Grana.
I told him it was the Granny’s.
I just remembered the Grannies were famous for making pasta.
I remembered seeing that in a magazine.
And so I said why don’t you try some of it.
We went out, I brought my pasta to him and he said what’s the name?
I said the Granna.
He thought it was a weird name, but then I said no, it sounds so good.
And we both had this great meal, and we talked about how we were going to make this restaurant, so we ended up having it open.
But there was something else.
I decided that I needed to make it a place where you could come and eat with your family, because we have a kids’ room, and you don’t want to be in there with a bunch of kids, so the kids could be sitting on their couches.
So the restaurant became the Grano’s.
It became one of the first restaurants in Chattanooga, and now we have it as a full restaurant, with kids’ rooms, a bar, and everything.
I think a lot about the Grans and the Granas, and what that meant to my mom.
It meant a lot to her because she never really had to worry about cooking because we were so close.
She was the only person who had that privilege.
It took me a long time to figure that out, but it was something that I knew I needed.
So after I had the first Grannys, I went back to my own little restaurant.
I thought that was great, but my mom wasn’t really a fan of the restaurant because it wasn’t something she wanted to be seen eating, because she thought it would get people to come.
So we went back, I started teaching myself again, and after a while