My name is Melissa. By day I’m a marketing professional, by night (weekend and any moment I have free) I’m a food blogger, recipe developer and advocate of the local food movement. Originally from New Jersey, I spent some time in Philadelphia and now call Brooklyn my home. I live with my husband, Sean, and our turtle, Pokey, in a modest two bedroom apartment right over the subway.
My life revolves around food—where it came from, who grew/made it, and how I can further elevate its simple beauty into outstanding dishes. I will always choose local over organic. To me, organic is a gimmick. Who really knows what goes on at that far away factory California farm that churns out organic strawberries. I prefer shopping at the New York City Greenmarkets, talking with the farmers and really getting to know where and how my food is grown. A locavore diet includes food AND drink. We get out to the North Fork of Long Island as often as possible and try to make annual (or at least bi-annual) visits to the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes to fill our wine cellar (read: small Brooklyn sloset). At our wedding a few years ago, even though it was in New Jersey, we served only NY State wine and beer to add our locavore stamp.
I’m a member of the Park Slope Food Coop and a founding member of the emerging Bay Ridge Food Co-op. Currently I’m searching for a way to merge professional me with foodie me.
Meet the Professional Me.
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