We are a husband and wife team, and we love food. Several years ago, our lives were turned upside down. We lost our sweet son to an incurable condition and everything we knew changed forever.
After facing our fears, much self-discovery, and many tears—we decided that the only way to carry on was to rebuild our lives around things that we love. So we created a place where we could follow our hearts and go for our dreams. That place is ChopSizzlePop!
We launched ChopSizzlePop! with a 10-week working farm tour through Northern Italy. We cooked at a gourmet B&B, harvested olives, produced wine by hand, and made stinky cheese. This trip was our way of taking back control and going on an adventure.
Our food adventures taught us that chef recommendations were pure gold. Browse the tabs on our site to see chef recommendations, recipes, chef interviews, mini-webisodes, and blog posts that feed your food IQ.
We recently moved to New York City to continue our quest. I became the Editorial Director for food personality David Rosengarten, Troy is shooting food events such as the NYC Food Film Festival and Taste of Times Square, and we both freelance. I’m also proud of my children’s book inspired by our son TJ (#1 Mover & Shaker on Amazon), The Gift of the Ladybug, which allows us to donate thousands of dollars to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and give over 250 books to children with life threatening illnesses.
If you are on a quest for the life that you love, savor life through your taste buds, or simply want great food information—you have come to the right place. We hope you enjoy the goodies on our website and be sure to sign-up for our weekly email updates to have insider food scoop delivered right to your inbox.
CMH Magazine: Monthly lifestyle publication, “Amuse-bouche” column