As I’ve been getting to know the local food scene, I’ve met some great people, including some gifted food writers and cooks. Here’s a few food blogs by local chefs, home cooks and bakers. When I get my act together, I’ll make a separate page on Bucks County Taste listing all these great writers and cooks.
Caviar and Codfish. Robin Damstra has been publishing this beautifully written and photographed food diary since 2007, when she started cooking. Her tone is intimate, warm and honest. She is a fearless cook and shys away from no ingredient, something that impresses me, even though I will eat just about anything put down in front of me. She lives in Stockton, NJ, and forages the countryside of Hunterdon and Mercer counties for quality ingredients, humanely raised meats, and good bourbon. A girl after my own heart. In her own words,
This blog chronicles what’s coming out of our apartment kitchen and, sometimes, the glorious experiences we having eating in someone else’s. I post the food that I’ve loved, and will tell you about the farms I frequent, and maybe even bore you with my moods. It’s my kitchen diary, for you to peek in. I was never much for keeping secrets, anyway.
Check out Robin’s latest recipe for Softshell Crabs Over Creamed Spinach.
The Cookie Scoop shares delectable recipes for all kinds of baked goods, from biscotti to whoopie pies. Written by Susan, The Cookie Lady, baker and owner of The Bucks County Cookie Company, who sells her delicious cookies, brownies, blondies and scones at local farmers’ markets (Stockton, Doylestown, Wrightstown). As Susan says,
I love cookies. I have been baking and cooking all my life so you could say I am a self-taught (dare I say, home schooled!) baker, learning a lot from watching my Mom, Grandmother and Mother-in-law in the kitchen…and lots of trial and error! This site is a journey of my cookie company, Bucks County Cookie Company and my family, friends and beautiful Bucks County!
Her latest recipe? Chocolate Chew Bars. Yum.
Stay tuned for more local blogs and enjoy Robin and Susan in the meantime.
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