Name:  Rachael Hoover Lekic

What city were you born in?  Indianapolis, Indiana

What decade where you born? 1980's 

Three things you remember most from the first decade of your life?

1. Madonna

2. The Beastie Boys

3. Being obsessed with my Carebear nightgown.

What is the dessert?  

Mixed berries with fresh whipped cream

Who would you want to eat this dessert with and why?  

With Denis my husband. I would say my brother who's an aspiring chef, but he'd critique everything and ruin it. 

Where would you want to eat this last dessert?

At home on the sofa with Frank Sinatra playing and Holdy (my dog) would have his own bowl of berries. 

What comes to your mind when I say the word FOOD?

Transformation. The ability to transform the mundane into the sacred. Something that nourishes the body and has the power to change everything from individuals to ecosystems. Simple yet powerful.

What is the best piece of advice anyone has given you?

You can make some of your best meals in the worst kitchens - my mom said that. 


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What is your favorite object I can find in your kitchen?

Slow cooker

Favorite quote?

 "We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other" - Ernest Hemingway

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Hopefully with my husband and a whole bunch of our children who have grown and thrived. 

Three most important things in your life?

1. My family

2. Food

3. Time - having time to do what I want.