I spent a lot of years working as a writer, editor, and freelancer before I decided to start a food blog, and that single decision has changed a lot of things for me. One change is the way I cook. I always loved cooking and baking — and creating new recipesÂ — but until I started the blog I didn’t think much about writing recipes down. I cooked by taste, adding ingredients by the handful or the pinch because it didn’t matter how much — it only mattered that it tasted right. But cooking that way makes it difficult to share. So now I measure and weigh so I can blog about what I cook. And I blog about almost everything that I cook.
Outside the kitchen, the blog has spawned several food-related columns in newspapers and a weekly bread-baking column at Serious Eats, along with a few other food-related projects. Meanwhile, I have a voracious appetite for new cookbooks, and sagging bookshelves to prove it. And yes, I’m one of those people who can sit down and read a cookbook like a novel. Not a lot of plot, but always a very interesting cast of characters.