This blog is a place to share recipes and food thoughts while also sharing the stories that go with them. Why? Because stories that make you drool are better than those that don’t!

I tend to write around a theme. (Usually) there’s a story followed be a few posts containing recipes that go with the theme. Check out past, present and future Cook the Story themes.

About Chris, the blogger at Cook the Story:

I cook, eat, write, knit (MovingToFl on Ravelry), read, watch TV, drink wine, listen to podcasts, do laundry, play with my toddler and laugh with my husband. Yes, in that order.

I’m a Canadian married to a Brit. We live in Florida and have a 2-year-old son. I have a Masters degree in Linguistics and should be working on my PhD dissertation RIGHT NOW. I’ve decided to write this paragraph instead.

Chris and Writing:

As a graduate student I’ve done a ton of writing, mostly about Inuktitut, morphology and syntax.

Here are some items I’ve written that do not appear on this blog.

Chris and Food:

My food background comes from a childhood spent in the kitchen with my mom and my Baba and from spending summers, evenings and weekends working in my parents’ restaurants (and in other restaurants) while growing up and throughout my undergraduate years.

Chris and Food-writing:

For years I’ve known that I hadn’t yet found a job/career/field that fit. Last year I was doing laundry while listening to a food podcast (The Splendid Table with Lynne Rosetto Kasper) when the words “freelance food-writer” punched me in the chest. I froze in the middle of the living room. That was it. I knew it. I walked to my laptop, punched in those heart-pounding words, did some reading and fell in love. A food blog was the natural place to start. Writing about food is a new arena and I’m learning more and loving it more every day.

A few months in and it still feels like I’m climbing into a new cozy grey hoodie every day (i.e., I like it!).

Other people seem to think I’m o.k. at it too:

Please let me know what you think of my food stories and my recipes. I’ll keep cooking and writing if you keep eating and reading.


P.S. Do you want to share a food story on this blog? Go to Story Themes for information.

  1. #1 by scriptorobscura on December 19, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    I just looked at this blog, and I really like what I see! I also love writing and cooking. I just wanted to say that you have a great blog! 🙂

    • #2 by cookthestory on December 19, 2010 - 5:08 pm

      Thank you so much. Your comment has made my day!

  2. #3 by Veena on January 26, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Came to your blog via Foodpress (congratulations) and stopped to say I love the story of how you got into cooking!

    • #4 by cookthestory on January 26, 2011 - 2:05 pm

      Veena, Thank you so much (for visiting, for the congrats and for liking the story). I’m so excited about the Foodpress feature today. It’s beyond belief. Actually, it’s given me writer’s block!

  3. #5 by Veena on January 26, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    From what I see on your blog, I’m sure you’ll get over it! And it’s a great excuse for a glass of wine while writing your next post 🙂

  4. #6 by Alexandra on March 30, 2011 - 12:17 pm


    I just had a question about your website, cookthestory.wordpress.com , and found it fun and interesting! If you could e-mail me back, I would love to talk with you.

    Thank you for your time.

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