Hello, I’m Erin. I live outside of Portland, Oregon with my husband, Dave, baby daughter, Phillie, and tuxedo cat, Burt.
Braising is my favorite cooking method. There is something beautiful about taking a tough piece of meat and simmering it low and slow until it becomes magnificently tender.
Much of who I am as a cook, and my love for comfort food, comes from my parents. My cooking is influenced tremendously by the time I spent cooking in a couple Portland restaurants many years ago, particularly Southpark Seafood and Fratelli. I’m recently very inspired by Sam Smith of Tusk, Alison Roman, and Ottolenghi.
When Dave and I started dating in 2012 I worked three jobs, and seven days a week. It didn’t take me long of being with him to realize I needed to slow down to nurture my life and our relationship. That choice led to most of my dreams coming true. Now I’m here to chase some others. Welcome.