I’m a painter, mostly, though since January of 2009 I’ve been the Food & Drink writer (now editor) for Chronogram, an arts and culture magazine in the Hudson Valley. I wrote the entry on Basque cuisine in the Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, published in 2011 by Greenwood and edited by Ken Albala. Beginning with the Fall 2011 issue, I became a writer/photographer for Edible Hudson Valley, and since the May/June 2013 issue, I write and shoot for Edible Manhattan as well.
I won 2011′s Charcutepalooza contest, and was rewarded with a wonderful trip to France. I’ve been writing this blog since early 2006; the previous version called itself “an improvised, intermittent, and utterly unscientific gastronomy journal by an artist who should probably be painting right now.” That’s still true, though I’m more serious about food than I was when I started this project.
I have a decent garden, which is always trying to expand. I make ceramic plates to serve my food on. I feel very strongly that more people should make more of their food from scratch, and out of ingredients they grow or at least source themselves. To that end, I’ve begun teaching cooking classes here in the new kitchen, which I renovated in early 2010. To inquire or receive email notifications of dates and subjects, you can email me at acookblog (at) gmail (dot) com.
Thanks for reading,