I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world. ~ MFK Fisher
Hello! I’m Hannah.
I was born in San Francisco, grew up in Berkeley, and lived in Princeton, NJ for a while. Growing up a stone’s throw from where Alice Waters, the Cheeseboard Collective, and the Berkeley Bowlers seeded their delicious revolution shaped my palate and my consciousness. Food justice and a healthy food supply are things we work for as a family. We love local, believe in organic, and are passionate about food. I make my kitchen choices with those feelings as my guide.
I grew up growing, cooking and eating real food with my family, or families really – my mom loved to grow vegetables and bake, my dad is a stickler for family dinner at the table every night, and my stepmom has a great reverence for tried-and-true recipes. Since I believe in eating food – real, natural, actual food – I am by default an avid home cook. Cooking with my little guys has become routine, in the wonderful kind of way, not the drudgery kind of way. We spend time together each day in our kitchen, and many of our best moments are happening there. So here is my story – part recipe journal, part scrap book, part family history chronicle and part cookbook exploration. I hope you will enjoy it all along with us!
Thanks so much for visiting – and please, say hi! I love comments. If you’d rather, you can also contact me directly at inheritthespoon[at]gmail[dot]com.
Please note that all of the work on Inherit the Spoon is shared under a Creative Commons License. All words and photographs are my own unless otherwise noted. I can’t imagine why anyone would want pictures of my dinner or my kids, but if you would like to use one of my photos, please ask me first. As long as you’re not using the photo for profit, you don’t alter it in any way, you attribute it to me and link back to Inherit the Spoon, I’ll almost always be happy and flattered that you are interested in sharing it.