Stacy Pearl is from Brooklyn, New York. While at Rhode Island School of Design she studied painting and printmaking. She soon realized making a living was a challenge she had never realistically planned for. This led her to quit art school and return to New York to apprentice at some of the city's most interesting catering kitchens and restaurants. She soon diversified and became a private chef to the rich and famous. In an effort to find an interesting and amusing life, she has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Rome, Italy. In 1996, she opened her own restaurant in Williamsburg Brooklyn. For three years she lived in London, England, cooking Southwestern cuisine in a trendy Notting Hill restaurant. Upon returning to the States, she finally found a good man, married, and moved to the Southwest. She has been the executive chef at Walter Burke Catering of Santa Fe since 2001. Besides cooking, making art, and writing, she is also partners with her husband in a modern furniture business.Stacy can be heard weekly on "Mouth of Wonder" her hilarious food themed radio show on KSFR Santa Fe public radio 101.1 FM on Saturdays from 10:30-11:00 mountain time.
See Stacy's website www.mouthofwonder.com