Photo by Michelle Masterson
My name is Michelle. I believe in eating well, travelling often, and biking everywhere. I've lived in four different countries and once spent the summer biking across the country.
Outside of the blogosphere, I currently work in the marketing department of a successful software start-up. Although I'm a formally trained economist (read: I shelled out the big bucks to go to an esoteric liberal arts college that nobody's ever heard of), I would much rather be experimenting with the different recipes that you see in this blog, figuring out how to make my blog look pretty with CSS, or playing with my camera. At night, I take graphic design courses at the local art college.
I love straightforward recipes with simple ingredients — I'm very much of the Mark Bittman and Smitten Kitchen philosophy that you can make delicious and beautiful food with unpretentious and unfussy ingredients. That being said, while I like to think the majority of recipes in this blog are accessible, I'm prone to occasionally indulging in exotic spices, quirky flavor combinations, and challenging undertakings. I blame the years I spent in San Francisco living next to Humphrey Slocombe's ice cream parlor. Oh, and my lady crush on Christina Tosi from Momofuku Milk Bar.
Here are some lists!
yes please always foods
any kind of meat bun // fried chicken // avocados // pork belly // brussel sprouts // sweet potatoes // peking duck // leeks // caramel flan // brownies // macarons // eggplant // donuts
no thank you always foods
burritos // blue cheese // turkey // salad // negronis // beans
things i love always
my cat // the talking heads // snacks // london // fall (the season) // palindromes // flossing my teeth // harry potter
things i like sometimes
blogging // making pie // riding my bicycle // crossfit // taylor swift // the new york times // my boyfriend // the internet
things i hate always
people when they're not polite // waiting in line // brunch // snow // small plates // driving // board games