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.
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:
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:
- This recipe for Smokey Soup with Shrimp, Sausage and Barley was featured on Food Press on January 26th, 2011.
- This is a guest blog post called Eating Alone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It appeared on Scary Mommy‘s Scary Mommy Society on February 1st, 2011.
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.