Location: St. Louis-ish
Email me: kelly [at] barbaricgulp [dot] com
First post: Inspired: A Culinary Project
I'm often asked what I blog about. As when I first started this blog in 2007, I continue to post new recipes I've cooked, new ingredients I've tried, and new techniques I've learned. I don't always cook straight from other people's recipes; my everyday cooking usually involves me throwing something together from whatever is available in the house (from my "own" recipes). However, at least once a week, I like to try something new. That's my focus here. As I wrote in my first post, I started this blog because I needed "to have some goals, to try something new, to have an outlet for my stress & frustration, to feel creative, to do something worthwhile."
While I love that people are reading my blog and (hopefully) learning from my kitchen experiments, ultimately this blog is a personal endeavor, something that I do for myself. I've never claimed to be a trained chef or a culinary expert. I'm just a good cook who really loves food.
For me, cooking is a creative outlet, a cheap form of therapy, a learning experience, and a necessity for living the good life. After all, as Virginia Woolf once wrote, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." So, let me live, love, EAT, & say it well in good sentences.
The title of my blog is a take off of a line from Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself":
I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.