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If you look at the archives of my food blog, you'll see I started this, reticently, in 2006. It was named for my underground restaurant in Washington D.C., where friends and strangers came to my house for dinner and the only thing they had in common was that they expected to dinner to be good (I think I may have disappointed them once, due to a Cuisinart mishap with 10 lbs of onions and a crummy, store-bought, cinnamon-heavy mixture of garam masala).
As a result, my blogging was inconsistent over the years. But my love for food has never wavered. Ever since I discovered that wonderful, delicious food could be made by my own two hands, I have cooked. Even when the meals went unblogged, I cooked for myself, my loved ones, and a few dozen total strangers who wandered across the threshold of my kitchen.
brilliant kindred spirits in Los Angeles and they encouraged me to share my love through my blog. So here I am.
The thing about Speakeasy Kitchen is that it simply shares my love of food. There is no snobbery, no elitism, no exclusivity. I probably don't know more about any food subject than you, but I'll tell you what I'm up to in the kitchen because I hope you find it interesting/amusing/refreshing/resonates with you. Because it resonates with me. I make mental notes of my horticultural successes, jot down recipes for my culinary triumphs, and practice foodtography on a daily basis, all so I can share my observations with you.
I aspire to inspire you, but will settle for a little camaraderie amongst food-lovers. Speakeasy Kitchen, as an unlicensed, underground restaurant, was a place to enjoy a good dinner with good company. With my current day job, I can't be running crosswise with the Department of Public Health, but I hope that Speakeasy Kitchen, as a blog, is still a place where everyone can enjoy a good meal.