Regina Varolli Author, '99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Going To Culinary School'

Regina Varolli grew up in kitchens. The daughter of a restaurateur mom from Los Angeles, California and a chef-dad from Reggio Emilia, Italy, her first attempt at gastronomy was making escargot at age 6, with snails foraged from the back garden. While that didn't work too well—everyone spit them out—she never stopped approaching food as an adventure.

Today she lives in Manhattan and isn't afraid to eat anything, or to spit out the bad stuff. Though her taste is refined by fine dining and perfect pastry, she still craves a great burger and fries, and thinks Ghirardelli instant brownie mix is fabulous.

Regina is the author of "99Things You Wish You Knew Before Going To Culinary School".

What chefs are saying about "99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Going To Culinary School"...

“Finally, an answer to every question I've ever gotten about Cooking Schools. Before you write that tuition check be sure to make a smaller investment and read 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Going To Culinary School. It will help you make the right choices for you.” --Bobby Flay, Chef/Owner Mesa Grill and Bar Americain

“Regina Varolli sheds some much needed light on many of the mysterious and elusive questions we all have faced. In 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Going To Culinary School, you are given all the tools you need to make an educated and honest decision about culinary school.” --Johnny Iuzzini, Host and Head Judge Top Chef Just Desserts

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