Growing up with your dad as a chef makes it hard not to be a food snob, especially when a love of food runs in your family. My great-grandparents used to own a bakery in Philadelphia and the recipes are not in my possession. I couldn’t let this happen to the food I grew up eating that feels like home to me. Prime, A Cookbook is a collection of my dad’s recipes, from his restaurant specials to my family’s staple meals and desserts. Each recipe has a memory attached to it in the form of a handwritten note. Food is family and a vessel for love.