About


Name: Kelly
Location: St. Louis-ish
Email: 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. 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.

5 comments:

Roberta Moomey said...

Kelly:
I attended your Girls Night Out at Kitchen Conservatory - You were Great and Fun....Couldn't wait to see your BLOG - you inspired me ...I have always wanted to take my Favorite Cookbook and cook from front cover to the back cover.
Roberta Moomey (rmoomey@comcast.net)

Roberta Moomey said...

Kelly:
I attended your Girls Night Out at Kitchen Conservatory - You were Great and Fun....Couldn't wait to see your BLOG - you inspired me ...I have always wanted to take my Favorite Cookbook and cook from front cover to the back cover.
Roberta Moomey (rmoomey@comcast.net)

KELLY said...

Thanks so much, Roberta! That makes me so happy to have inspired you. :-)

Hope to see you in class again soon.

Nanci said...

Eating popcorn, drinking pinot grigio and readying your blog. A Great Evening!! I posted your cake recipe on my FB page! Such a pleasure to meet you last Saturday!
Nanci

Kelly @ Barbaric Gulp! said...

Thanks, Nanci! It was nice to meet you, too. Thanks for reading. ;-)