San Diego, California
|Where I live now||
|Roots: Tell us a little about yourself||
I’m an editor by profession and a food enthusiast by nature. Currently freelancing while working as a cheesemaker on a goat dairy in Maine. If I could do anything, it would be to run a welding shop that doubled as a pie bakery.
|What is your family’s culinary heritage?||
Southern Californian with a dash of South Dakota farming and a bit of Great Depression—turnips, rhubarb, lots of citrus, bread soaked in milk. The most long-lived family recipes are probably for potato salad and survival casserole.
|Favorite childhood food memory||
Eating bibimbap in the basement of a shoe store in Seoul, South Korea. My flight attendant mother, insistent that we experience the dish with its signature runny egg, had inadvertently talked the cooks out of including it; we were heartbroken! But it’s still my very favorite memory of the weight of food. Although there was also Granny Hiller’s orange ice…
|Favorite dish to share||
Honestly? Nachos and beer.
- Feast of the Seven Fishes: only in America December 15, 2012
- Baltimore brothers remember coddies January 1, 2013
- Share the love – of pie January 23, 2014
- American chestnuts live (!) on Maryland Eastern Shore October 24, 2016
- Thank you for visiting American Food Roots June 3, 2016
- Mastering the art of Szechuan cooking July 29, 2015