Egg~c~lent article in Parade! And, I love your blog. Keep up the great work! I am looking forward to trying some of your recipes. I too love seafood and cooking.
I'm so glad I found you in Parade Magazine. Good for you and I hope I learn something as I'm not a good cook (by the way, I'm a grandmother). I am happy to read you are recovering and can now digest food. You're remarkable!
I've got the Parade article right before me and you are a brave girl! I've also got something interesting to tell you, I was born with psuedo obstruction as well! What's more, I also couldn't eat before I got my intestines transplant! Of course, I was 19 when I got my transplant, I can only imagine how excited and scared you must have been! Keep going strong and don't let all those annoying doctor appointments get you down! P.S. As if the transplant and condition isn't coincidental enough, your birthday's two days before mine. Happy Birthday!
You are awesome, Matisse!! Saw your Parade article and went straight to your blog to sign up. I am really looking forward to some great recipes! THANK YOU so much!! - Steve.
I'm here after reading the Parade article -- keep up the wonderful food blogging!!!!
You would love La. We have seafood all the time. Have you tried crawfish? You will need to add that to your list of things to try. Loved the article. Enjoy your journey!
I just read your story in Parade Magazine and wanted to say how brave you and your family are. I hope you get to stay in the US and that everyhthing works out for the best for you and your family!
Greetings!! I just read the Parade article and want to say you are amazing! I have a collection of recipes, and perhaps you will inspire me to actually make some of them!! Thanks for being such a courageous person, I am going to check out your site.
What an inspiration you are to others, Matisse, to keep enjoying what you love in spite of negatives things. Just keep focusing on seeing yourself healthy and strong and doing what you love! And I, too, am looking forward to seeing some good recipes! I'm a recipe collector and love trying new things, although I'm trying to keep them pretty healthy right now. Take care of yourself and keep having fun!! Cheryl in Wisconsin USA
Hi, Matisse. Great blog! I just read the Parade article about you, which brought me here to your blog. You have such an amazing story and heart! Keep up the cooking and love of food.Hannah, a nurse
Good for you!Keep up the good work & we'll all be watching to see how you're doing.Happy Birthday!
So glad to have found your blog!!Wishing you only health and happiness!We have 3 people in our family with intestinal disease so I can feel for some of what you go through. The youngest that has it is weaning off Prednisone and seems to be doing a bit better. It will be a lifetime of struggles but it will all work out.I also have a blog. I am a Raw Food Chef and blog about my raw recipes. You should check it out. My children love my raw recipes and every morning they ask for their green smoothies :)Peace and Raw Health,Elizabeth
Dear Matisse,I was happy to read your article this Sunday morning and I just had to see your website! I am very impressed with your interest for cooking and hope you continue to stay healthy. Thank you for sharing your recipes and creations on your blog!Sincerely,Neysha
Hi, I am the same age as you and love to cook! I try to invent everything I make but usually I end up not doing that. I can't wait to try a lot of your recipes! I read about you in Parade, and was really inspired by you. You really have an amazing story! Happy birthday!
Your a brave little girl. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog in the near future.Good luck to you and your family. My prayers are with you all. Grandma Dianne
Hi Matisse,I've just learned about you and your amazing story! No doubt your food blog is going to entertain and help so many people. I too didn't eat for 6 years and was fed by a stomach tube. Now I am president of the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders.I hope you will visit our website at www.nfosd.com and our facebook page at NFOSD, because we want to help all those who are suffering from swallowing disorders.Our inspirational film: Swallow: a documentaryhttp://youtu.be/MrbEUDO6S5Uis just completed. I would be great to know what you think about it?Glad to have found your blog.Keep up the good work/cooking!Sonia BluePresidentNFOSD
I also just read your Parade article and look forward to following your culinary adventures on your blog. You are amazing! :)
Dear Matisse:Loved the story about you in Parade, and I've added you to may Blog List. See:http://doyoureallyknowwhatyoureeating.blogspot.com/If you ever get to New Jersey, please look me up, so I can take you out for a great seafood meal.All the best,Victor Sasson
Dear Matisse, I did read about you just a few hours ago. Congratulations on being featured in Parade! I love to follow blogs -- especially food blogs -- and am looking forward to seeing what you're cooking.
This morning I read your article in Parade and what an awesome girl you are! You've been through more in your short years than most of us every have to face, and you've come through shining like the sun! Good for you and your family! I share your love of cooking and am always amazed at the vast assortment of recipes that are available. I'll be looking for some recipes from you, to add to my collection. My best to you and your family and I do hope you'll be able to stay in the U.S.! Jo Ann
Yay for you Matisse! I read your article in Parade and was touched by your story so came here to sign up! We have a couple of things in common, I love to cook and my husband is a New Zealander as well and we have family over there. Hope all works out well and you can stay in the States! Looking forward to some fun recipes! Take care and keep smiling!
Matisse, I am happy to know you. You share a lot in common with my 16-year old granddaughter, Aria, who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You were both born with a condition that made it impossible to get nutrients from food eaten by mouth. Aria had a bowel resection that resulted in her keeping only 1/6 of the normal small bowel. Until last June, she was fed intravenously (TPN) every night. As a youngster, she also had a gastro-tube. Her mom made a superbly designed "dinner" for Aria, using (you guessed it) wild salmon, vegetables and added supplements. This was very finely emulsified and put into a small pouch, protected by an ice pack, and worn on Aria's back. A tube went from the pouch to her stomach. You also share making a BIG LEAP forward, havingits origin in Pittsburgh. In 2009, Aria visited the Center for Intestinal Transplant at UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), where the doctor and his nutritionist gave her the great PROMISE of being WEANED OFF the TPN. Slowly, over two years, it happened. (Although Aria had been able to eat for several years beforehand, she still had to have the TPN until weaned.) Now, she is free of IV lines. She enjoys her food (small and frequent meals and snacks throughout the day). If she has time, aside from her busy school schedule, she might join your blog. I will be sending her this message. Keep up your courageous determination to live a full and exciting life! May God bless you and your parents! Merry Christmas, from Grandma Chris
I've just read the article in Parade, and had to take a moment to tell you how awesome I think you are! I'm a grandmother who has faced adversity, but I'm sure I have never handled anything as gracefully and bravely as you have! Keep up the good work. You rock!
Just read your Parade article! You are wonderful--keep cooking!
Wow, Matisse, you are great. I live in Pittsburgh and love to cook. I enjoy making ethnic specialties. Right now, I have a pot of Greek lemon chicken soup simmering on my stove. Julie and Julia is one of my favorite movies. I've seen it several times and enjoy making recipes from the Julia Child cookbook. I've read Julie Powell's blog, and now I will read yours. It would be fun to cook together someday.
I saw the Parade article and wanted to find your blog. I look forward to keeping up with it. I hope you will never loose interest in food! You just might be watching yourself on the food network one day! You're a brave and very smart girl. Your parents are blessed beyond measure as you are as well to have wonderful parents.God Bless You! What's for dinner? ;)
What an inspiration you are! I read the article in Parade this morning and had to look you up. I am so glad to hear that you are finally able to feast on some of your wonderful recipes. I think I see at least one cookbook in your future.Keep your sunny outlook on life little one, it will take you care.God Bless you!
What a great article in Parade, and what a terrific blog! Your blog inspired a post on our blog, http://storypockets.carnegielibrary.org/
Hi Matisse! I am a Girl Scout Leader of a Daisy, Brownie and a Junior troop and a manager of a girls hockey team! We would Love to have you "join" as an honorary member and be pen pals :) We live in Northern Wisconsin and are a large family!Hope to hear from you :)Genelle and the rest of the Hoivik Havok :)
I read about you in Parade Magazine just now, sweetie. I can't wait to keep up with your blog. Your precious personality shines through!If you are bored, you can stop and look at my card making blog.Keep on cooking! Hugs! Barb
Hi Matisse! I just read your article in the Parade mag and thats how I ended up here! I'm really liking your blog, I LOVE seafood too, its my favorite! Your story is really awesome and I am glad you are doing so well after what you have gone through at your age. I'm 24 years old and have 3 kids and my oldest is having a few health issues at the moment and its been tough at times not knowing what to do or how to make her feel better but after reading your story it makes me realize that I need to have a positive attitude and be just as strong as my daughter and you to get through things like this in life :) thanks for your amazing story and I wish you the best in all you do!
You are adorable and such an inspiration! I wish you all the best! Keep up the cooking!
Matisse you are amazing! Love the blog and can't wait to see more! You are truly an inspiration... And will teach us alot cause cookings an area we can use lots of help with! We wish you and your family a blessed Holiday season! You look awesome in parade! Great article! You Rock... Love, the Long's (from Hpccc preschool)
Matisse, read your story in Parade this morning and just HAD to come read your blog!Wow, you are more adventurous than I am gastronomically .. I don't think I'd ever care to eat Squid! Tho I have eaten escargot and was so surprised to find that I LOVE them, covered with butter, garlic and bread crumbs.Continue on your journey cooking, learning, growing and composing.Best wishes to you, and have a wonderful Merry Christmas with your devoted family.warm quilt hugs, sue in CA
you are an inspiration! keep cooking!
Hi Matisse! I read your article in Parade Magazine today! I thought I'd stop by for a visit, and I'm glad I did. I look forward to trying some of your recipes. :)
just read the parade magazine article! super amazing! that's what you are! You rock!!! Lots of love to you! Deb
It was a lovely article!
What an amazing person you areI'm looking forward to seeing more of your videos.After you become a world famous chief, I would like to visit your restaurant.You look like you love to cook. :-)Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Love your article in Parade! Looking forward to following your blog! Thanks, from Goldsboro, N.C., U.S.A.!Teresa
May success, good health, & love follow you always! (You may be a kid but certainly not "just" a kid...a superstar kid...an inspirational kid...a talented kid...all of that & more)
Hi Matisse! I also saw your article in Parade today and was so moved by it that I came online to find your blog! I think it is absolutely wonderful that you have found such a wonderful passion...keep on cooking! I am 32 years old and love cooking too! I am a cookbook collector and I'll stand in line to buy your first cookbook! :)
Introducing your blog to my daughter who loves to do all things 'big' -- hair, cooking, etc. We will be checking in quite often! Way to go Matisse!
Matisse - I am so glad to see that you like seafood! I am trying to get my landlubber husband to eat squid,octopus, sushi, and other sorts of non-traditional (at least here in central NY) fishy things. How did you do the batter for the fish 'n chips? I make a puff batter using Bisquick and milk. It comes out light and crispy. I use the same batter for home made onion rings, broccoli, and also almost anything else that does well as a tempura. Keep up the good cooking!Sharon in Oneida NY
Hi Matisse! I really liked your article. I love to play with food, but I'm not a very good cook. Maybe I'll learn something from your blog!
Hi Matisse, I just started food blogging myself and am so impressed that you are doing what you are doing at 10 years old! You go girl!!! Saw the article today and I'm one of your new "followers!" If you like bread, here is a super easy recipe that will get you so many compliments (just don't tell anyone HOW easy it is! They'll be more impressed that way :) http://christinascucina.blogspot.com/2011/11/unbelievably-easy-amazingly-delicious.htmlPlease make sure one of your parents helps you with the cast iron post as its very heavy and very hot when it comes out of the oven.Good luck with all your cooking adventures and I will be praying for you to be super healthy!
Matisse, you are a rock star! I just read the article in Parade. I admire your bravery and creativity. I am a mom and have 3 kids 12, 13, & 14. I started cooking when I was young and my youngest boy loves to cook too. I am passionate about food; preparing, presentation and BEST OF ALL eating good food! I also love, love, love the movie Julie and Julia and watch it over and over. The week after watching it for the first time I made so many recipes from that cookbook. My husband begged me to take a break from french food as we had run out of antacid chews! My mom gave me a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking years before and now I use it all the time. My recent favorite recipe from that cookbook is the Chicken Breast Supreme with Mushrooms in a cream sauce (way yummy!).Anyway, I will be following your blog from now on. Thanks for being a person others can look up to. God bless you
Matisse,Just read your article, my first time eating squid was at age 50! I tried to cook it myself 15 years earlier but overcooked it, so it could NOT be chewed. When I saw the box I thought it was ready to eat, but I did learn to prepare one, even though I couldn't eat it.I have a forum you should check out, you could spend hours there. It is about food in Chicago and food in general.Lthforum.comHope to post here a lot, will be watching.
Hi Matisse,I just finished reading your article in PARADE,and just had to comment.You are an AMAZING YOUNG LADY,and I am inspired by you.I think you will inspire lot's of young people around the world and I am going to share the article with my own Grandkids and young adopted son.My Granddaughter likes to cook so her and I spend some quality time in the kitchen.Please keep on cooking and getting healthier,Thank You for sharing your story.
Hello Matisse,It was so nice to read about your brave story in the magazine today! You are quite an adventurous eater!! I love that you're keeping yourself busy with this blog. I'm doing the same thing as I can't work because I've been sick this year with a few things. If you look at my blog you'll see that we have similar taste & picked the same template :)You're a wonderful ray of light in this world, I hope you know that. Never lose that spark, sweet pea.Cheers & well wishes to you & your family,Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling
I read your article in Parade Magazine this morning - you are an amazing chef!! And a real inspiration! Keep up the cooking and your blog - love reading and seeing all your cooking adventures. Wish I lived closer as I'd love to taste it all!! xo
Just read the Parade article. You are braving and amazing and I believe an inspiration to all out there! Keep up the great work and have a lot of fun with all that food!
Oh! And I love your name! Henri Matisse was a wonderfully talented artist & you seem to be a wonderfully talented young chef! You're certainly living up to such a strong name :)Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling
Hi! I saw your article in Parade, and found your website! I love to cook too!!! :)
I just learned of your story through the Parade magazine. What an amazing little girl you are! You can count on me to keep coming back to your blog!
Hi there, a fellow food blogger here. So happy to see you like real food. I hope more kids your age will follow your lead. Start cooking and eat real food. You are one terrific kid and I bet your cooking is delicious. I too love seafood, especially shrimp, crab and lobster. Although I'm not much for squid. I have an 18 yr old son who stays home from school often due to his immune system. He has Lyme Disease. He however is not as creative as you. Keep cooking and keep sharing on this blog. I can't wait to read more of your blog.
Hi Matisse! I read your article in Parade, and I love your blog. You are a very strong and brave girl, and your recipes are impressive! My daughter Adelaide is one yr old, and she has short bowel syndrome because her small intestine did not form properly before she was born. She still has a central line for TPN and an NG tube for feeds, but we are working on encouraging her to eat more. I will try some of your recipes-- maybe that will help her! Hopefully one day she will be cooking fettucine and eating calamari tentacles just like you! Addy's blog is hospitalmom.blogspot.com. Best wishes and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I also love Calamari and enjoy ordering it at Olive Garden. I've got to say I have never cooked it though, so you have one up on me there. I'm so glad to have read your article in Parade Magazine. Thank you.
Hi Matisse! Saw the article in Parade and had to check out your blog! I also blog here about cooking and food, and Food Network Magazine is my favorite magazine. We don't have cable so I can't watch shows, but I do watch a lot of cooking shows on our PBS stations. You are much more adventurous with food than I am! (My husband would love some of your seafood dishes!) Also, I live in Pittsburgh, so am very familiar with Wholey's, the Strip District (foodie heaven, right?!), and Children's Hospital. I am so happy you were able to get your treatment here, and hope you are all able to get a visa to stay in Pittsburgh. Best wishes for continued good health, and I'll be following you here, girl! Happy Eating!
I really enjoyed reading your story in the Parade magazine tonight. You sound like a very awesome and strong young lady. Keep up the cooking and the blog. Very inspirational to others.
I read your article in Parade magazine and it brought tears to my eyes, but on a brighter side, I am happy to see you are eating and a little chef on the side! I think when you get a bit older, you should try out for the food network! I think you have a story here that is unique and will attract a lot of viewers.Good luck with your cooking - I enjoy cooking too (but not squid..lol)Take care!Linda
WOW what a story! It is a pleasure to have read your story in Parade. Wonderful! You must have a talent for cooking... I always say its either in your blood or it isnt. some people dont seem to understand the enjoyment of it! I am so happy to see that you do! Best wishes and congratulations on your 1 yr! and Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas!
Hey kiddo! Welcome to Da Burgh! Like a lot of people here, I read your article in the Parade magazine. I think you are amazing! A true force to be reckoned with! :) We have some stuff in common, I love food AND I love New Zealand!! We have a lot of great restaurants here, you should try Meat and Potatoes, Burgatory, and Salt of the earth- they are all so good! I am going to be reading your blog and I look forward to all the great dishes you will create. Bon Appetite! -Trey
Matisse, what an inspirational artical! You must be quite a girl! At the school I teach at we have a cooking program for our third graders. We have a school garden and the program is called, From Garden to Kitchen. They've even had Thomas Keller come visit their classroom! Keep cooking...keep posting...and keep getting well.God Bless and Merry Christmas Kiddo!
Hello Matisse!I am glad you are doing well. I love your blog and look forward to more from you.your friend in Utah
Hello Matisse! I read the article about you in Parade magazine and had to check out your blog. You are such an inspiration to not only ppl who have your disorder but also to anyone who is struggling with any type of misfortune. Good luck to you and your family and I wish you health and happiness and look forward to following your blog. You said something about your grandparents somewhere (either in a blog entry or the Parade article) and how you hoped they wouldn't be the only ones following your blog. I'm sure you will have many many followers, and I know your grandparents are sooo very proud of you.Keep up the good work!
Squid! That is impressive. I just saw Bobby Flay use squid ink in a pasta recipe. Maybe that will be you some day. I just started posting recipes on my blog as well. Cooking is fun!
I just read your Parade article this morning. Your story is amazing! I am going to show it to my 9 year old daughter, she is starting to learn to cook, I think she will enjoy reading your blog with me. I hope you stay healthy, and that you and your family get to stay in the States. Good luck!
I don't like to cook, but I think that you are an inspiration.....I posted the Parade article on my business Facebook page , very nice, keeop up the good work!BarbaraRecyclingOT.com
You're such a sweetie! Wishing you all the best!
I read your story in Parade this afternoon. I am so happy for you! Christmas is very soon, I hope you'll be making some cookies! I'll be sharing your story with others. Have a Merry and Healthy Christmas Matisse, you deserve it!!!Desiree near Hershey,Pa.
I LOVED this uplifting article when the newspaper is filled with such depressing news. The world could learn a thing or two about such adversities. G-d bless you and your family and you are quite an inspiration. Good luck with whatever you do.Kelly
Hello,I'm a big fan since reading your article! Look how famous you are now; isn't the Internet wonderful?
Matisse you are a true insperation! I very much enjoyed reading your article in Parade. I hope you the best for this holiday season! By the way what kind of cookies do like to make?
Matisse,I am so happy for you and your family. You are an inspiration to me. Keep on cooking girl!Your friend, Tammie Corrigan
Matisse: How wonderful Parade shared your story with all of us. I had not previously heard of CIIPO until reading about you. Can't imagine what that would be like. You are very lucky to have parents who persevered and found the Children's Hospital in Pittsburg who specialize in the type of transplant you needed. Your enthusiasm for life is obvious by your selection of calamari and shrimp as your first bites of food! May you and yours be blessed this Christmas. Happy New Year and keep up your blogging/cooking experimentation! Debbie in WA
What a lovely article in Parade! Your story has truly touched many hearts all over the country, including mine here in San Clemente, CA. I wish you the best of health and happy cooking, Matisse!
Hi Matisse. I saw the article in Parade Magazine and wanted to tell you what an inspiration you are to me and many others. I'm a transplant recepient as well and I am so proud of what you have been able to accomplish. Keep reaching for all your goals and dreams. Happy holidays.
Matisse, I so enjoyed your story in The Parade Magazine. You look very much like our 10 yr old grandaugter who also like to cook (though not as adventurously as you do). Julie and Julia is one of my all time favorite movies too. I always crack up when Julie has the 'meltdown' over the chicken.I look forward to following your adventures in cooking (I would have loved to have followed the real Julie on her blog when she was really cooking her way thru the Julia Child cookbook). I'm old enough to remember Julia Child when she was on tv the first time.I love watching cooking shows esp. 'Spice Goddess', Melissa D'Arabian and all the Top Chef episodes. Keep cooking kiddo; you've got a great spirit and an interesting life ahead of you. Cheryl
I also just read your story in Parade magazine. Usually I never read those things & just look at the coupons and sales. But for some reason I decided to read it & happy I did!! Your story Is Great! Keep on cooking & blogging! Have an amazing Christmas :)
Glad to see life is going so well for you, Matisse! I happened across your blog when my father called me to share your article in Parade magazine, and it caught his attention because your experiences are startlingly similar to my own. I suffered a mid-gut volvulus when I was 8 years old which necessitated the removal of my small intestine. This of course meant that I needed a transplant, and I spent a few years at the hospital in Pittsburgh waiting for a donor. This was back in the 1990s when small intestine transplants were still very experimental, but I eventually received a small intestine+liver+pancreas+stomach transplant at Jackson Memorial in Miami in 1998. I'm 27 now and completely amazed at how closely our experiences mirror each other!I also went through a tremendous foodie phase when I was your age, and it was completely due to the fact that I couldn't eat (yep, I have the intravenous line and everything). People would ask me what satisfaction I derived from cooking foods and reading about foods I couldn't consume myself, but looking back all I can say is that it was incredibly therapeutic. Food is an important part of our lives, nourishing us and bringing us closer to the people with whom we share meals. I'm ecstatic to see you back in the game, and I wish you many years of kitchen trailblazing!
Hi Matisse, I read about your journey in Parade. You are a very spunky little girl! You might also like a website called Food52.com. It is a community of chefs/cooks who share recipes. It is different from all the other groups I've found so far. I recently joined as MEPhotoGirl. It's pretty cool! Keep on cooking!
I had a simmilar thing happen to me earlyer this year I got gastral pareses witch made my stomic was slow it got so bad I had to go to the hospital and have a feeding tube in me too.so send me an email to halopenguin at yahoo.
OMG! This is My favorite Website in the WHOLE world!! I am TOTALLY obsessed! Your story totally inspired me! I love your cooking! (I know I haven't tried it but I know I would love it!)I really like your sense of style!My name is Sofie. I am a 10 year old girl and I live in Texas.Your blog is so cool so I think I might make my own!-sofie
Matisse,I don't rely now who you are, BUT I love to cook justlike you, i am 9 years old and have a bLog of my own.My name is ariana.
loved reading about you...you are such an inspiration! happy holidays!
Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration & role model for children all over the world. I know you will go far in life and continue to do some amazing things.
Hi Matisse:Now that you are even more "famous" from that Parade article I am sure people will want to send you all kinds of free stuff. Well add me to the list. I make a very unique artisan olive oil - it is smoked! It is super fun to cook with and I think you might like it. Ask your mum if I can send you a bottle or two. She can email me at email@example.com. Keep on cooking - someday I will be watching you on the food network!BestAnne Yee
I had a simmar thing happen to me this year I got gastralpareses witch is my stomic got very slow I had to have a feeding tube
Matisse! I just read your story in Parade and viewed your blog. You are totally fantastic! I too, love to eat, but I'm not such a great cook. If only I'd cooked as a young girl, perhpas now I'd be able to whip at amazing dishes like you. :-) Keep cooking and learning Matisse and I look forward to eating at your restaurant one day soon! - Roz Barnes, Atlanta, GA
I think it's great to see a kid your age so interested in food for any reason! If you have any sweet cravings, I'll help if I'm able to. I'm a Pastry Chef and Culinary School Instructor and I love to see people experiment with recipes.-Chef Tina D
I read your story in Parade Matisse and I think you are totally AMAZING!!! I love your passion for cooking and the creativity of your dishes! I will be looking for you on Food Network one day!! We have a lot in common because I love cooking, too! Keep up the great work and keep embracing that passion in the kitchen! :)
I forgot to say in the other message that I adore seafood, however, I have never eaten squid. I added your blog to my blogroll, located on my sidebar. Most of the templates I choose allow my blogroll to be viewed, but sometimes (in case you ever stop by, it's located near the bottom) and it's not showing never be dismayed because it will be there in a day or two. Take care and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Hi Matisse! So happy to find your blog. Keep enjoying your time in the kitchen and let your creativity fly! Come visit me sometime when you have a minute or two :)
Hey Matisse! I'm a 10 year old kid food blogger from California and I saw your story. It's always good to have a new foodie kid around! I hope your blog does well! You can talk to me if you want!! ;)
Hello Matisse I read about your blog in the Parade. I love Seafood myself...have you ever had a squid salad, its made here with seaweed and pretty good although I dont make it myself. I also love lobster and occasionally get live ones delivered from lobstergrams.com and before I cook them I let my dogs check it out and push it around (rubberbands still on the claws)its just fun to watch. I read your entire blog and will be keeping an eye out for more. You are awesome.
I saw you in the Parade Magazine and of course I had to come check you out. I am now following you and I look forward to reading many more posts of yours!! Keep cooking little girl!!!Here's my blog, if you want to read good things about others...maybe when you're older and not so busy in the kitchen...keep up the good work.Mommie...Again Bloghttp://mommieagainblog.blogspot.com
Matisse,Thank you so much for sharing your story with us through Parade magazine. Several years ago I was forced to live off IV fluids for several months due to an autoimmune disease of my digestive system...so your story resonated with me. You are truly a lovely lady with so much energy to share with the world. I hope you will continue to pursue your love of food and continue loving life. I enjoy the Food Network as well (how can you not, right?) and hope that I can learn some tricks from you now too!All the best to you and your family,Beth
Thank you for sharing your story. You are awesome! I love calamari tentacles too, and I blog - sometimes about food, sometimes not. Blessings to you and your family! Jan, aka HelenaBucket
What a fantastic blog ! The videos and the recipes are fantastic ! You look great Matisse and I hope you have wonderful success with this and all your future ventures. Do you like Chinese? It's my favorite food. The Castle Lady hugs and kisses !
I am at school and our class read your article and saw the great food you made. I must of been really hard not to eat it.
I am a middle school student that goes to George Washington Middle school in West virginia. I am so inspired by you. I hope you have a sucessful life being either a rockstar or a chef! Your recipes look amazing a delicious! Keep on cooking! :)
Oh my goodness, you are fantastic and you love REAL sushi! You just became my new best friend! I am 12 years old and have arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (I hope I spelled that right....) and I love to eat anything exotic! squid really isn't my thing though... I'm more of octopus, eel, masago, and fermented tofu skin type of person.(try them, they are awesome)I just read the article in Parade about 20-ish minuets ago, ripped it out, and got on your blog!Love it! keep on cooking! Abby
I so enjoyed reading your story in the Parade magazine. As a retired elementary school teacher I couldn't help but think what a privilege it would be to be your teacher. You are an amazing, courageous, talented young girl, Matisse! And you have the most beautiful smile! Never lose your wonderful attitude and spirit. I've bookmarked your blog and will return to it regularly.
I just read about you in Parade . . . I love this blog already!! Keep it up Matisse! You have an amazing attitude and I am enjoying reading about you and your cooking.