Something About Rachel

Hello, I am Rachel.

I’m Rachel, a Culinary School graduate with a passion for all things food and beverage. After culinary school I took off for an internship in France, where I traveled from Paris to southeast France. I lived with my French chef and his family, working in their restaurant, soaking up as much I could. I realized many of the tricks and techniques were perfected over years of practice and experience.

You never forget a beautiful thing that you have made…
Even after you eat it, it stays with you – always.

Julia Child

About Rachel

I have spent many years working in the industry, in a number of different positions and high volume kitchens. I am not currently working in the restaurant industry, but I believe there is so much more to food and hospitality. My true passion is recipe development and food photography. I love helping brands tell their story through food.

I would love to share restaurant recipes fit for a crowd or French delicacies I learned along the way. But, I find most people are looking for simple holiday cookies they can share with friends and family, one-pot soups that makes clean up a breeze, or fun snacks & appetizers you can take tailgating. A collection of recipes simplified for the home chef! All content you see is mine – I develop, test, and shoot each recipe you see!

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Q & A

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Iowa, I currently still reside here!

How did you know cooking was your passion?

I’ve had a passion for cooking since I was about 10. I have always loved experimenting with new ingredients and techniques. Growing up I was able to cook at home a lot, which helped me make my decision to go to culinary school. Between restaurant work and culinary school – I knew cooking would always be a passion of mine. A scholarship to France opened my eyes to a whole new side of food and culture. I can only hope to continue experiencing international cuisine!

What is your favorite part about food blogging?

Recipe development is my favorite part hands down. I love messing around with ingredients and finding the perfect ratio of ingredients, especially with baking. I also love seeing people make my recipes and I’m always happy to answer questions!

Why did you decide to start a food blog?

I was still in culinary school and one day I just decided to start a blog. I loved the idea of coming up with recipes and the photography side of things. I had no idea what I was doing when I started and I have learned so much since I began. I look forward to adding to my recipe archive and seeing where the blog takes me!

What do you like to do outside of blogging?

Outside of working on my blog, I love to spend time with friends and family. I love cooking for people, getting together over drinks, trying new local spots. I have a 6 year old rescue dog, he keeps me on my toes! I enjoy anything artsy – I am always trying new DIY projects, teaching myself new skills, and working on new business ideas. I love a good thrift find, I frequent vintage stores, thrift stores, and estate sales for the perfect blog props and other cool finds!

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