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Melissa Lieser

Melissa Lieser began her training in Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois and most recently at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, where she graduated with distinction and at the top of her class.  She has worked in multiple kitchens across the United States and is the founder of  Melissa spends her time raising her two amazing children, reading, and exploring the city.

She promotes the use of seasonal, local and fresh ingredients to create flavorful and simple dishes.  So much so, that after recently moving to San Francisco, she has decided to dedicate the entire year of 2011 to eating only local foods and blogging about it on

Articles by Melissa Lieser

Beef and Mushroom Meatloaf

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare meatloaf. The leeks add a nice, mellow onion flavor and we never go wrong wi…

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Now that the weather has turned cooler and it gets dark at 5 p.m., I can’t get enough comfort food. You know the food t…

Lemon and Rosemary Chicken
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken

This dish is so incredibly easy to make and it's absolutely delicious! Surprisingly, even with the large amount of rose…

Crunchy Mediterranean Salad

The Mediterranean Diet has been popular in recent years, and research has shown that it reduces the risk of heart diseas…

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