Greetings! Emily here. I'm one-half of The Culinary Couple and mother to sweet Samuel. I organize my grocery list according to the layout of the store and underline phrases from my favorite food memoirs. I love strawberries and dark chocolate and my red KitchenAid stand mixer.
My husband, Nick, is a scientist. He likes to experiment with malts and hops and flour and yeast. He loves pistachios and microbrews and his red Le Creuset Dutch oven.
We have been chronicling our kitchen adventures together since 2007. We started small — simply trying to impress one another with sweet potato soup and stir fry. We woke up to pumpkin pecan waffles and strong hazelnut coffee. We shared brie with cranberries and almonds and sips of Blue Moon. We told stories over glasses of Pinot or Chianti while simmering, sautéing, and stirring.
And then, two-and-a-half years later, we stood in a garden on the banks of the Susquehanna River and promised to love each other in sunshine and in rain. And then we celebrated with family and friends over pit-style pork and German sausages, beer from our favorite microbrewery, and a tower of cupcakes.
We moved to Altoona and soon after welcomed a sweet baby boy into our lives. Sam is already an adventurous eater, and we’re pretty certain that he will grow up to love the kitchen as much as we do.
I hope you'll follow along for culinary tales from central Pennsylvania and favorite recipes for both big eaters and little big eaters. Guten Appetit!