What is the Old Country Blog?
As a recent journalism and history graduate, I have a passion for both writing and historic conservation. I also love to bake and am lucky to have grown up very close with both of my grandmothers. Thus, the creation The Old Country Blog!
My German grandmother (who married a tall, dark and handsome Lebanese man) told rich stories about the old countries — food was often a major plot point. And, as a New Orleanian, I was raised on great food and immersed in Louisiana's unique way of life.
Fables and cuisine are the essence of culture, and it is my goal to record my family's heritage and yours. Every Wednesday, The Old Country Blog serves up a new recipe with a side of history.
Here, I want to preserve authentic recipes from my motherland and yours, by providing dishes and tales from across the globe. I am compiling recipes and stories from my family and friends to bring the Internet the most authentic ethnic dishes!
If your grandma has any great recipes, let me know!
When I'm not blogging I ...
In addition to being a blogger, dog-mama, girlfriend, sister, foodie and writer, I am also a National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee. I am currently conducting a National Geographic funded oral history project about the New Orleans Ninth Ward.
This project, like my blog, was inspired by my family history. My New Orleans grandparents and Dad were born and raised in the Ninth Ward.
For more information about my project, please visit my website or read my blog posts from the field on National Geographic NewsWatch.
Anything else you would like to know? Just ask!