Occupation: Director of the Santa Clara Open Space Authority
Recipe: Lamb Stew, Sweet Potatoes with Butter & Sage Sauce and Homemade Ice Cream
San Jose resident and father Sequoia Hall got the cooking genes from HIS father. He and his wife collaborate in the kitchen: He makes the protein, she makes the salad. His son has developed a specific love of baking, and his daughter likes to make things in the kitchen as well. Sequoia used to own a winery, and loves figuring out what foods pair best with certain wines.