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Hi! I’m Gabrielle, a college student, and the other half of this blog. I can assure you that you are in good hands with my mother – she taught me herself, and now I’m pretty much a celebrity.* And I wish I could say I had an equal amount of knowledge to impart on you, but unfortunately I don’t. But I do have snap happy fingers, a very healthy appetite, and a super elevated sense of my writing ability. Food blogging is a natural choice. And so, since I’m sure you’re dying to learn all you can about me, here are some things you ought to know.


Ever since I was little, I have loved food more than most people. Fortunately, though, I now handle my passion with much more dignity. (As a toddler I would tremble when Mom and Dad brought home pizza. Today, I buy my own pizza.) My life was pretty much smooth sailing until I started my freshman year of college, and the disaster that is meal-plan struck. With great difficulty and suffering, I lived through the days of orange meatloaf and yellow-jello “pecan” pie, and somehow (if you can even believe it) came out alive. Today, I live with five friends in a suite with a gas stove, and we cook dinner most every night. These super classy culinary exchanges inspire a great many posts. We’re all busy and broke, and we’ve got vegetarian, kosher and trying-to-lose-five-pounds all represented. If we don’t have a recipe for you, you’re probably just being difficult.

We’re almost done, but before we begin, I’d like to make sure we have an open honest relationship. I think I’m supposed to act like something between an authority figure and a role model, and I have to confess, I’m neither one. For all my mother taught me, I love Easy Mac, and Ikea Swedish Meatballs, and Double Stuff Oreos spread with Skippy, and Reese’s Cups, and Frosted Flakes, and Rainbow Sprinkles. Not all at once, but perhaps in succession. So I’m going to write this food blog, and I’ll try my very hardest to be pretentious, but I can’t make any promises.

So now you know everything there is to know. Except that I dabble in bluegrass guitar and amateur figure skating and that I really love the Muppets. Which now you know. So now you actually know everything. My column on this site is, from this day forth, known as A Grain of Salt.** If you have any questions, or just want to say hi, I can be reached at gabrielle {at}
All my love,

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**Mom’s section has a great name too, which we have absolutely thought of, but you’re not ready to hear it yet.

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