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Welcome to Meats and Sweets!

Started in 2012, Meats and Sweets documents my food based explorations and delights.  Whether traditional or something new, all recipes and photographs are my own.  I develop and test everything in my sunny Brooklyn kitchen with the help of my husband Cameron and with the occasional ‘shoo-ing’ away of our tiny dog, Chibi. 

Eating, drinking, cooking, and baking have always been my favorite things.  I believe in fun, seasonal, and (mostly) healthy food.  While I have no diet restrictions of my own, I am very interested in the vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free and dairy free diets.  You’ll find many recipes like that on this site. 

I feel it’s best, when possible, to buy local and responsible ingredients.  Better for the earth, the animals, and all of us.   The farmers market is always my first stop.

Cameron does a lot of work for meats and sweets too.  You’ll find his occasional camio recipes to be healthy and full of fruits & vegetables.  He also helps with the website and by holding Chibi while I shoot the food.  Cam’s good at cooking a range of foods, but his personal motto is, “soup first, and ask questions later.”

Chibi is our small, mischievous Chihuahua-Pomeranian.  She doesn’t do much for meats and sweets, but she’s too cute to ignore.   Her favorite snacks are baby carrots, peanut butter, apple slices, and lamb lung chips.

And me!  I grew up in upstate New York, but have lived in NYC for over a decade.  Presently studying Classic Culinary Arts at ICE.  Current obsessions include:  cheese, charcuterie, butchery, tasting menus, sporks and cherries.

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