Sheryl Boudy learned to cook by helping her father while growing up in their home in Uptown New Orleans. She recently retired from a 33-year career as a social worker. Before she retired, she started a website and Facebook group about cooking. In December, she published her cookbook, “Recipes My Daddy Never Wrote Down.”
Gambit: How has cooking been passed down in your family?
Sheryl Boudy: My whole life was being in the kitchen with my father, who was an excellent cook but had no formal training. As years passed by, I always knew that cooking was my passion. It was my getaway from the hustle and bustle of my job. Right before I retired, I knew I wanted to write this book, so I started a food group on Facebook to get an audience, and then I started an Instagram page. Then two years ago, I started