Philosophy and Food


First, I really love food. Every time you cook, you’re creating a chemical reaction that can’t be undone. Pancakes can never again become eggs and flour, and that’s really cool. Plus, now I have a legitimate reason to bake cakes all the time.

Second, I love writing – or more specifically, I love words. My dad raised me on Scrabble and Boggle, and I was always the cheerleader at halftime who was more interested in getting to the next chapter of Anna Karenina than in talking to boys. My now husband and I met in college and started dating when we had poetry class together. We later became co-chief editors of the student newspaper and started an Onion-esque column with social commentary on campus politics and even added a dorm-friendly recipes section to help students satisfy midnight cravings. Learn more about me.