About the blog
Gumshoe Gastronomy is a food blog with original recipes, photographs, and articles. A word about the articles: a few have little or even nothing to do with food. Instead, they may be travelogues, funny stories, cultural commentaries, or semi-political semi-rants. (I promise to minimize the latter’s frequency, and for those who are uninterested in the topic of the week remember there will always be a tasty new recipe.)
I do my best to eat a whole grains and plant–based diet for environmental, health, and moral reasons, so many of the recipes you see here will be vegan or vegetarian, and some will be gluten-free. That said, I am weak-willed and cannot resist an occasional juicy rib-eye. I’m also very fond of pork. And lobster. Did I mention cheeseburgers?
I have an investigative approach to cooking, hence the name “Gumshoe Gastronomy,” and I’m always looking for new ingredients to use and new techniques and flavor combinations to try. Scattered among my successful experiments, I’ll also share some of my less than stellar moments in the kitchen, for, as we all know, the disasters make for entertaining stories.
I post a new recipe and article every week. If you would like to receive an email update for new posts, please subscribe here.
About the author
Hi, I’m Chloe, the writer, recipe-creator, cook, dishwasher, food stylist, photographer, and webmaster for this blog. Phew, that’s a long list of responsibilities. If only someone paid me for one of them.
I have no formal culinary training, unless avid attention to cookbooks, cooking shows and Cook’s Illustrated articles counts. I do, however, have a knack for creating recipes, the capacity to commit to countless hours in the kitchen, a somewhat unhealthy obsession with cooking healthful food, and an insatiable sweet tooth. Yes, I am a walking contradiction.
I’m from the East Coast, but I currently live in the sunny, smoggy city of Los Angeles. I also lived in Egypt for two years (it seems I have a thing for sun and smog), so you will see a fair number of Middle Eastern recipes and travel stories on this site. I’m a big fan of Indian food (especially saag), dumplings, eggplant, chilies, mangoes, cardamom, kimchi, radishes with butter, sesame noodles, and above all, french fries. I like my steak medium raw and my coffee black.
My email is chloe at gumshoegastronomy dot com.
Oh, and I really like elephants.