Welcome to Kitchen Conundrum. I’m Renee and I am happy you stopped by.
I grew up around food and I find that no matter what I have done in my life, I always gravitate towards the kitchen. My favorite way to spend the weekend is in the kitchen with my husband and kids creating an elaborate meal. It may take the entire day to prepare and only a few minutes to eat, but it’s the journey and the spending time with the people I love that is paramount to me. Food is truly love made visible.
One of my favorite pastimes is to try cuisines from far away lands. Perhaps it is a way to satiate my never ending wanderlust. I am not always successful in fulfilling my traveling desire but I do try to wander as much as I can. Here at home, I can be found seeking out exotic ingredients, cooking techniques and recipes from distant places. It is not uncommon for me to travel to the outer reaches around NYC to seek out just the perfect ingredient or table setting to match the feel of the cuisine we are having for dinner on any given weekend. Of course, here in NYC, we are also surrounded with cuisines from all around the world. So if I am not able to cook, I can certainly eat out!
Over the years, I have amassed quite a collection of cookbooks, food writing commentaries and food memoirs. I read them from cover to cover, like novels. I intentionally seek out books with beautiful photographs and memorable stories. I sincerely enjoy reading the stories surrounding the food itself, their authors and their motivations for bringing their recipes to life. It is true, I am a cookbook junkie. When in doubt of a gift for me, buy me a cookbook. My Amazon list is a few pages long!
I love fine wine and good chocolate. But who doesn’t!
This site is meant to share some of my favorite recipes, cookbook reviews, products I love and places I travel. I do the writing, but my blog partner and husband, Ari, also helps out here and will make some guest appearances every now and again. He is a trained chef, and his knife skills are much better than mine, so he doesn’t mind being my Sous chef/prep help from time to time. He often takes the lead in the kitchen on some of the meals we create. And the kids, well, they are a huge help too. I’ve got them in the kitchen as well. Both of my girls are also very interested in learning photography. It’s definitely a family affair.
Here at Kitchen Conundrum, I really want you to be a part of my little spot in the blogosphere so feel free to contact me at email@example.com. If you have content you would like to submit, suggestions or just want to say hi, please drop me a note.
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