First Post

Dear Reader(s?),

My name is Abbie. I am 24 and this is my first blog. I live in Somerville, MA, and I love to cook. By day I am a development associate at a NFP in Boston and a nanny. By night, I am a cooking TV show host (well...I pretend). I have always loved food...thinking about it, looking at it, preparing it, and eating it. The TV, when on, is usually on the Food Network channel.

My experimentation in the kitchen from an early age eventually led to a desire to take actual classes to get some real skills under my belt. While studying abroad in Paris I had the opportunity to take a great cooking class with French chef Francoise Meunier (http://www.fmeunier.com/). I was hooked. Back in the states I took two more classes: an Italian cooking class and a vegan gluten-free class (by accident...I was under the impression it was vegetarian.) This accidental vegan class sparked a passion for vegan cooking...however, sadly, I am am an omnivore at heart and a cheeseaholic. So while I have incorporated vegan cooking into my repertoire, I don't think I will ever be able to convert fully. However, I do hope that you will enjoy my musings, ramblings, pictures, recipes, and whatever else might enter this blog.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Oh, my little meat slave...can't wait to read about your gastronomic adventures. Maybe when I come and visit, I can be a guest host with you for a special edition of your tv show. We will not, however, be as chummy as Miss Garten. Miss you!

  2. I'm so glad this blog was started for those of us who are slaves to meat. I can't help it. Meat has had me prisoner for years. I lay awake at night thinking about meat and was even fired from my last job for meat-related comments. Maybe I will finally get some peace from this blog. Thank you, Abbie. Hopefully we can MEAT some day to talk about our downfall, share some tears, and, of course, some chicken wings.

  3. Been a while since a post, meatslave.