Real estate may be Wendy Ingorvaia’s professional ground, but you’d be shortsighted to think that is her only interest. A New Yorker by birth, Wendy has a deep love for her native Brooklyn. From the literary streets of Williamsburg, to the sloping greens of Prospect Park; from wandering the halls of the Brooklyn Museum to enjoying a lovely afternoon at Coney Island, Wendy cannot even begin to imagine the day when she tires of all the borough has to offer. It’s rich history, diverse people, and varied neighborhoods always mean that there is something new to see or do, no matter if it’s a novel experience or a tried and true classic. Though she now lives in Manhattan (Chelsea) Brooklyn will be forever home and always on her mind.
A lot of people have love for their hometown, but what else interests Wendy? Cooking! Yes, that’s right– Wendy enjoys the self expression the culinary arts allow her. Presently, her favorite thing to cook is Italian food, and there is no place to practice the perfection of this cuisine than in New York. After all, the City is considered to be the birthplace of the modern pizza! However, it is no secret that many of the beloved Italian dishes are more suited to be categorized as “Italian-American”. Classic dishes like Spaghetti and Meatballs or Sausage with Peppers have been co-opted by various American communities, and now carry a special North American flair. But Wendy, constantly in the pursuit of authenticity, does not let that stop her. The rediscovery and creation of true dishes unique to the Italian region are what she prefers to do in her kitchen.
A well rounded individual, Wendy also enjoys more scholarly activities, such as reading about psychology. After all, that is what she studied during her time as an undergraduate at Brooklyn College. Psychology allows us to take a deeper look into the behaviour and actions of those with whom we spend a great deal of time. It enhances our understanding of people, and encourages us to build more constructive personal and professional relationships.