“Look Who’s Cooking” spotlights successful home cooks in our area. Today, we meet Dorothy Bonitz.
Name: Dorothy Bonitz
Occupation: Retired inn manager
Nominated by: Friend Paulette Chitwood, who wrote, “The last time I had lunch at her house in Stuart, she served elderberry champagne and ginger beer, along with a Vidalia onion pie and a platter of four thick-sliced, juicy homegrown old variety tomatoes with arugula she grew. Last time I saw Dorothy with a cookbook in her hand it was on African food. ‘Well dear, you know I just had to try it!’ is her favorite saying.”
Why she loves cooking: It allows me to lose myself totally and please all of my senses, especially taste and smell.
Who taught me: Really, necessity is what taught me. I was a young lieutenant’s wife in Quantico and I remember my budget was 15 dollars per week. I resorted to cookbooks and a neighbor, Bev Arneson, who was an adventurous, seasoned cook. She was Swedish by birth … and her husband was a captain, so they had been in Hawaii. She introduced me to teriyaki sauce, which I thought was wonderful.
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