Miami-based Adrianne Calvo is barely old enough to drink but she has already cooked for the United Nations; has her own line of culinary products and shes just released her first cookbook, Maximum Flavor (Ex Libris).
She also may be the youngest wine expert around. She got her sommelier license in culinary school at age 20 just shy of the legal drinking age.
Dont worry: Calvo insists she wasnt breaking any laws. She explains, You do have to get your parents consent, and that the course involves a lot of sipping and spitting.
Calvo admits shes done a lot career-wise in a short period of time, but figures, I always had this drive. Im like a motor running. I dont like to sit around.
She says ideas for recipes come to her in the shower, in the car or on long plane rides.
One of her current food faves is a caramelized fig and green tomato salsa. She jokes, You can add a little rum...if youre 21.
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