About Me

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.”
Louise Fresco

I have always been interested in food – how it’s produced, cooked, shared. The more I cook the more curious I become about the world. I can’t make a curry or a sweet potato pie without thinking of their origins. My story is deeply connected to food and I’ve found the same in others. This blog is my attempt to document my curiosity.

The Recipes:  I am not a professional cook.  I am a home cook who loves traveling the globe in dishes.  I’m also a Southern girl so there’s going to be a lot of love given to pork and cast iron.  Some of the recipes are original and others are not. I will always give credit to the source and if you share one of my original recipes or posts, please do the same by providing a link to my site.

The Restaurant Recommendations: I only suggest places I genuinely like so you’ll only see positive reviews here.

Disclosure Policy

Sometimes I’m approached to review products or places or to sample goods. I am required to disclose that and frankly, I’m all for keeping things honest, so that’s a good thing. I will never vouch for a product I don’t genuinely like.

So here the details:

  • This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. My primary form of making money is via affiliate links so you may see links within posts to products I use that are available for purchase. I don’t recommend products I don’t actually use and love so if there’s a link, I mean it, it’s a great product and it might make your life easier.

• I have a lot of opinions and if I don’t like something I will say so. Because of that I just say no from the start when approached to market or review products I don’t like or use.

• Sponsored posts are posts where I’m paid to write about a specific topic. They will always be labeled so you know.

• This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. I’m not going to lie just to make a profit.

• The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine.




  1. Dear Fran, Great blog! It was nice to meet you at Gocciolina last night. Maybe we’ll run into each other there again some time.

  2. Hi Fran! It was so nice meeting you tonight. We had so much fun talking with you. Can’t wait to hang out again soon. – Melissa

    P.S. Your blog is fantastic – can’t wait to read more!

  3. Hey Fran, wanted to drop by and say hello. I am at the PD Conference and Robert told me about your awesome food blog. You have a new follower 🙂

    • Hi Tanya – Thanks so much for the follow. You have a new follower too. You’re blog is great – I love the name too. I’ve been busy doing other food related things and haven’t blogged lately but hope to get back to blogging soon. Maybe we can talk in the future about you doing a guest post on my blog and hopefully we can meet at the conference.

      • Thank you!!! I followed you on the Facebook. I am actually in the process of moving to a self-hosted site so I probably won’t be on here too often. Same domain name. Let’s stay in contact…can’t wait to read and see your new post 😊

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