Sarah M. Bélanger
I am a professional writer, food photographer and beer blogger, who works for a wide variety of publications. I’ll be honest, I’m a pretty terrible cook (did you know mushrooms are flammable! If you leave them on the stovetop long enough they are) so this blog forces me to learn some culinary skills, which is both thrilling and infuriating. I work with Chef Torie Cox who patiently develops recipes that even the inept like me can repeat.
I recently was ordered by a doctor (well 4 doctors actually) to give up the gluten (NOOOOO!!!). I always hated on gluten-free diet obsession, so this is karma’s way of kicking me in the face for not being more sensitive to people who cannot eat gluten. Alas, many of my future recipes will be gluten free.
Torie contributes some of the tasty recipes found on the blog. She has been cooking since her grandmother gave her a set of measuring spoons at the age of 5.
Raised in the South but trained by French pastry chefs in Chicago, Torie’s love of baking really shines in her recipes. She also has quite an affinity for craft beer and fine whiskey.
We hope you enjoy reading the blog, half as much as we enjoy making it.