Who am I?
I’m Annie and I live in
New York City Minneapolis. I write. I take pictures. I bake.
Food is a huge part of my life. I’m a former consultant at a boutique restaurant consulting firm I help founded (Supper’d), a Tumblr #food editor, and…a chef’s wife (a.k.a. a restaurant widow). Currently, I’m the Editor of TasteseekersKitchen.com, a blog from The [Test] Kitchens at General Mills. My personal website, f&f, is basically a journal that happens to be centered around food: my food adventures, random thoughts, and my life with (and without) Chef. F&F also gives me a chance to share an unapologetically honest perspective about the restaurant industry as an outsider and an insider.
Besides writing and sharing things about my life, I love writing about all things gastronomical: recipes, the culture of food (i.e. the culture of the professional kitchen, gender topics, art and design), and the perception of food (even though my graduate degree is in psychology, my area of research and expertise was in perception — my former life in academia really comes in handy here).
Who is Chef?
I have two great loves in life: food and the guy I lovingly call by his career pseudonym, Chef, on f&f. He is the dude I married, a Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park alum, a New York City chef, the former executive chef of 6th Street Kitchen, the opening executive chef of Osteria Cotta, and a Saveur Magazine Tastemaker. You’ll read about Chef and my life as a restaurant widow a lot on f&f. The good and bad.
(photo by Becca Dilley)