My name is Steven Weckeman, although I’ve been known to respond to the aliases “Nino Fantastico”, “Cheval De Reve” and “Flash Thunderson”. Originally from Queens, New York, I currently reside upstate in the scenic Hudson Valley. I’ve travelled throughout the northeast, mid-western and north west portions of the United States, as well as the Southern part of Quebec. I’ve also lived in Chicago, Illinois and Pasco, Washington- never once turning down an opportunity to sample the regional delicacies each area has had to offer. Not one to be a picky eater, my love affair with food goes back further than I can remember and I’ve been cooking ever since I was tall enough to reach the dials on the stove.
With a collection of recipes handed down through both sides of my family that goes back generations, imaginative and innovative dishes of my own design and some fantastic foods I’ve found along the way- I look forward to sharing these with people on a scale much wider than my usual circle of friends, acquaintances and family. In part, as a creative and productive outlet for myself. In another part, a way to contribute some sort of service to people whom may or may not have the same enthusiasm food for that I do- and if I can help someone out there cook a tasty meal, it’ll all be worth it.