As of 7/21/16 I’m just starting this page, so a) there’s more to come and b) please don’t judge me if my humor reads weird.
What’s your deal?
Why should I use your recipes, or listen to you at all?
There are thousands of sites dedicated to food, cooking, baking, and so on, all of which have different things to offer. It’s great, because now anyone with an internet connection can learn how to make their favorite dessert. I didn’t grow up having my mum teach me old family recipes- we were more the boxed cake mix and order delivery household. So when I got into it [there is a long post about that here] I turned to the internet. Countless hours of reading/research later, not to mention a lot of trial and error, I started to get the hang of it. It seemed straightforward to me, yet more often than not I hear people say they don’t bother with baking because it is intimidating/overly complex/other reasons. My goal is to correct that misconception, and generally make it so that anyone who wants cake can make it. That’s the dream.
Is ANYTHING you say legit?
Although my culinary knowledge/experience has been informal, the photography is not. I’ve studied/worked in it for 16 years, and half of my BA is in photography/studio art (the other is in politics…don’t ask). So on that front, I at least know a thing or two.
So, are you an actual photographer?
Yes, believe it or not, blogging about food doesn’t pay the bills (at least not entirely). I have a separate website for my professional photography that you can check out here. It also includes contact information for hiring me to shoot events/portraits/locations/etc.
What equipment do you use?
Since September 2015, I’ve used a Canon 5D Mark II with (mostly) a Canon EF 2.8 24-70mm lens. Prior to that, everything was shot with a Nikon D40. If you deign to go into the depths of the archive, all photos that predate March 2012 were shot on my iPhone and edited with Instagram.
Why do you list/recommend specific brands of ingredients or tools?
Honestly, I do this mostly to help readers, not make money. Yes, the site is part of a few affiliate programs, but usually it’s just meant as a resource. Some ingredients can differ between brands, so if that is the case, I like to include which one I used and any relevant notes.
Where are the weights for x recipe?
I include both volume and weight measurements for recipes now, and am in the process of updating older recipes to have both. If you need the weights for a recipe that doesn’t have them yet, feel free to either contact me directly or simply comment on the recipe, and I’ll do my best to get that done within 24 hours.
Can I post your photos and/or recipes on my site?
Like one (or maybe more) of the recipes on this site? Awesome! Want to use it on your own website/tumblr/other internet source? Cool, but please only use one photo (with proper credit) and cite the recipe (that includes linking it back to the page) accordingly. If you’re interested in more than one photo and/or recipe, please contact me for permission.
Can I buy prints of your photos?
Hell yeah! Just email me to talk pricing and logistics.