“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it”– Julia child
Hi, I’m Allie. I grew up in a very food-forward household. My father is a fishmonger, and has run a successful fish market in the Boston area for over 35 years. My mother is one of the best home cooks I’ve ever encountered. I’ve always appreciated the comfort of a home-cooked meal and have enjoyed trying to replicate some of my favorite restaurant dishes at home. Friends and family had always inquired about the dishes I shared on social media, and I never thought too much about actually publishing my recipes.
Then along came 2020. Life gave me limes in the form of no longer spending 3+ hours a day commuting.. so I decided to make a bunch of margaritas. With more free-time outside of the office, I chose to launch Seasoned and Salted as a way to share my love of cooking and baking.
For me, like most, 2020 was a hard year. I longed for the ability to try out new restaurants, travel to far away places, and get lost in foreign countries. I missed reading a menu in a language I couldn’t understand and tasting food that made me think. That’s why I started this blog – I wanted to again experience that sense of gastronomic wanderlust that I always seem to be chasing. My recipes include tried-and-true American classics like macaroni and cheese, Spanish-style tapas (just wait for my Patatas Bravas recipe), traditional Chinese dumplings, and more. I hope to feed that wanderlust we are all hungry for, right at home.
What started out as a simple Instagram page soon turned into something so much more. I launched a website (something that had been on my bucket list for years), took some amazing online courses, invested in myself, and then re-launched my site (if you’re new here, this is a serious upgrade from Seasoned and Salted 1.0)!
My hope is to continue to share my love of food, cooking & baking, restaurants, travel, as well as my favorite food and kitchen products, with all of you.
Thank you for visiting my website. I hope to inspire you to cook something new. If you have any questions or concerns, please never hesitate to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in the kitchen!