Hi There Food Lover,
I’m Christine Pittman, the recipe developer, writer and photographer here 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.
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. More recently, my food history involves cooking quick fresh and healthy meals for myself, my husband and our two kids: our 5 year old son, J, and our almost 2 year old daughter, M.
My writing background comes from years spent in university as a Linguistics undergraduate and graduate student. While a grad student at The University of Toronto I not only taught core Linguistics courses but also courses about English Grammar.
What does Cook the Story mean? What’s it all about?
My theory is that everything is about the story, except when it’s about the food.
Like when you’re hanging out with your friends. Everyone talks and talks. But then the food appears and everything gets 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.