I was born and raised in Putnam County NY and currently live in Connecticut. Although I enjoy exploring new places, I spend most of my time in the Northeast (of the USA).

As a child, I was surrounded by cooks and bakers, including my grandparents, parents and many aunts and uncles. It took a while to find my way to the kitchen on a regular basis. (And to be honest, I am still working on balancing all of life needs and interests, including kitchen time.) I baked on and off for years, but I only managed basic cooking skills. For mostly health reasons, I am heading to the kitchen to prepare more of my meals while enjoying baking old and new favorites.

Before my not-so-epic return to the kitchen, I stumbled upon an interest in food history. Frankly, it crept up on me. I have been intrigued with people and their history, both personal and global, since childhood. Over time, I became increasingly fascinated with discovering where foods come from, why we eat what we eat, and the traditions surrounding food. Most posts on this site are related to food history, but other interests will make an appearance here and there.

When I am not reading and writing, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, baking, attempting to be at least an amateur home cook, practicing Yoga, walking, perusing bookstores and libraries, and watching my favorites TV shows and movies. I work as a clinical social worker in NY.

Unless otherwise noted, all of the photos are my own, taken with my iPhone 6.

The photo below was taken by one of my parents. That’s me in my parent’s kitchen. Β There are a lot of great memories from time in that kitchen. I will admit, I hit my head on that counter edge more than I can say, but fortunately my parents realized that a protective cover was a good idea for their klutzy child. Now I’m a klutzy grown up. Β Hopefully I will not be reporting too many mishaps in my kitchen but stay tuned!


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L. Marie