I like to eat food and look at food and make food and talk about food.
I created my first recipe when I was 6. It was called wet nuts, and it was pretty much nuts that I added water to, thus making them “wet.” From there I have continued to think up similarly groundbreaking recipes.
Raised in the dirty south, I moved to the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to study Art History/French at Williams College. In high school I had my first visit to France, where I stayed with a family who was so astounded with my capacity to eat dessert after each and every meal that they started calling me their “Gourmande,” meaning I was greedy with my food. However, in France this is considered a very good thing.
My junior year of college I spent abroad in Paris and Aix-en-Provence, and am now in Alaska killing salmon, hiking mountains, and helping two wonderful women with their respective cooking projects (http://www.laurieconstantino.com/ and http://kimsunee.com/blog/).
I also love dogs a lot, the fuzzier and stupider the better.
Please let me know if there are any recipes or food things that you want me to write about! And enjoy l’Americaine Gourmande.