My name is Jean Petranto.  I am 94 years old and have a great passion for cooking!  My mother died when I was only 7 and it was at that age I started to cook for my family.  Because I believe strongly in healthy eating, I cook with pure ingredients and very little fat.  After a lifetime of cooking, I decided to publish my recipes in a series of two cookbooks.  I wanted to help others to achieve healthier eating habits.

Despite being 90 percent blind, I continue to lead an active life.  I exercise daily, entertain family and friends regularly and recently started teaching cooking classes in my local community of Irondequoit, New York.