It’s all about the story (except when it’s about the food!)
It’s true, right? Like when you’re hanging out with your friends. Everyone talk talk talks. But then, if there’s good food in their mouths they get a bit quieter, at least for a moment. This blog is a bit like spending time with close friends. Lots of stories, opinions and arguments flung around and then, hush, there’s a bite of good food.
The Recipe Developer and Storyteller: Christine Pittman
I’m the recipe developer, writer and photographer at Cook the Story. I’m a Canadian stay-at-home mom who has somehow found herself living in Florida. My recipes are simple, fresh and from scratch while my writing is simple, fresh and from my funny bone. You don’t want to miss any of my real food, real writing or flavorful pictures so be sure to follow me on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+!
My food background comes from a childhood spent in the kitchen with my mom and my Baba and from spending summers, evenings and weekends working in my parents’ restaurants (and in other restaurants) while growing up and throughout my undergraduate years.
For years I’ve known that I hadn’t yet found a job/career/field that fit. Last year I was doing laundry while listening to a food podcast when the words “freelance food-writer” punched me in the belly. I froze in the middle of the living room. That was it. I knew it. I walked to my laptop, clicked in those heart-pounding words, did some reading and fell in love. A food blog was the natural place to start.
As a grad student I had done a ton of writing but writing about food is a totally new arena. I’m learning more and loving it more all the time; seventeen months in and it still feels like I’m climbing into a new cozy grey hoodie every day (i.e., I like it!).
Other people seem to think I’m good at it too. Check out where my writing has been featured.
Please let me know what you think of my food stories and my recipes. I’ll keep cooking and writing if you keep eating and reading.
Contact email: email@example.com
If you would like to use one of my recipes in print or on-line you must re-write the recipe in your own words. Once you do so, I still would like you to credit my original recipe and provide a link to the original recipe. Developing recipes takes a lot of time, money and thought. I would appreciate credit for all the work and resources I’ve put in.
You may not use any of my photographs on any website or print medium without written permission. Please email me with your request (but see Pinterest Policy below).
This blog is Pinterest-Friendly. In fact, I sometimes put “Images for sharing” at the bottom of my posts. These usually have the name of the recipe and my website written into the image to help promote and to help protect my work. I would prefer that you pin these when they’re available.
When you pin my pictures please make sure that your link to my blog post is correct.
Finally, when you pin please consider making your caption to the photo searchable. For instance, if pinning a picture of my sliced watermelon popsicle recipe, instead of commenting with “Cool idea!” comment with “Delicious and easy watermelon Popsicles.” This will make your pins and my recipes easier for others to find.