My name is Litsa. In case you are wondering, my name rhymes with pizza, which happens to be my childhood nickname. With a foodie nickname, my life was always associated with food. I have been intrigued by people and their history 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.

I originally started a blog called theawfulawfulfoodhistoryblog.com, but after I moved into a new home, I changed the name to reflect that I now bake and cook in my small kitchen. It is also where I often write, research and take photos.  (For why I called the first blog “awful awful,” read my post here.)

In addition to this blog, I write fiction and nonfiction. I also work as a clinical social worker in New York City.

That’s me, below, in my childhood kitchen (taken by one of my parents).  There are a lot of great memories in that kitchen. 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.  Hopefully I will not be reporting too many mishaps in my kitchen but stay tuned!


That reminds me, the photos in each blog are my own as well as the photos featured on my social media pages. The header image is from WordPress.

You may notice that I start each blog with a “food date;” an idea I borrowed from one of my favorite shows, Star Trek, which featured “star dates” to indicate passage of time.

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