I’ve worked as an English teacher, content developer, writer, and editor, and in the corporate, startup, higher education, and nonprofit worlds. My poems and essays have been published in national journals. I once taught English at a culinary school, which I quickly learned was a mistake. I’m a self-taught cook, but I’ve taken a class here and there and I read a lot of cookbooks. Currently I’m a freelance writer and editor, so I view this weekly blog as a fun intermingling of my professional and personal lives: a place where I can share my thoughts on and experiences with food, and celebrate the bounty that is produced right outside my door. My thoughts on products, purveyors, and eating establishments are my unbiased opinion. I only include what I like and/or find interesting and do not accept compensation for my commentary.
My two amazing teenage daughters, Isabel and Faye, and my supportive husband Chris participate in my food adventures to varying degrees, but usually in good humor. The same applies to my friends and extended family. Of course one of the best aspects of discovering, making, preparing, and eating food is sharing it with others, so they’re often pulled along on my explorations, as you’ll find in my posts.
One thing you’ll quickly discovery about me is that I’m an avid Francophile and have had the opportunity to live in France for brief periods of time on a few different occasions. Most recently I lived with my family in Paris for five months in 2010. My time in France greatly informs my perspective on food and place. I’m also passionate about gardening, yoga, cross country skiing, reading, and travel. I hope you enjoy reading my blog!