letter to the reader

from fork to paper

Where do you begin to tell a story as expansive, diverse and culturally pertinent as the story of food? Through history, tradition, or family heritage, there is infinite significance entwined in all cuisine. The story of food is deeply personal, be it a social phenomenon or the reverence with which one dish is passed down from generation to generation.

And so, that story must begin with one person, one family, one perspective. Here on Edible Ink, you’ll read the bite-size histories embedded in the way we prepare, consume and share food. My goal, as a writer, is to extract the stories embedded in our culture of food, crafting palatable prose meant to engage, teach and memorialize. 

So too, I aim to fulfill the need a food blog typically fulfills — a catalogue of tested and approved recipes, with detailed instructions and a printer-friendly PDF. 

This is a dynamic space, a mix of poetic prose and practicality, reflective of the writer who holds the pen (or keyboard, rather). I hold both art and logic in high regard, and hope to make this space an efficient, enjoyable mix of the two, curated through the lens of food. 

You’ll also find the occasional restaurant review local to the Central Coast of California, helpful list of kitchen tools, or essays on eating. But most of all, here on Edible Ink, we hope you’ll see the heart, the personality and the significance that exists in something as perceptively small as say, a family cookie recipe. 

Here we aim to uncover the experience of food — the tastes, sights, and smells –to its more pure state, the meaning behind every bite. Transforming a family dish into a narrative that is food for the soul, so central to our humanity, is accessible here, on Edible Ink.

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