Hello! I’m Hannah.

I was born in San Francisco, grew up in Berkeley, and lived for a while in Princeton, New Jersey. Now I live just south of San Francisco and just east of the Pacific Ocean, with my husband Kyle and our two little boys. I’m passionate about food and food justice, I love local, I believe in organic, and I think the choices we each make about feeding our families have profound impact on the world.

My mom loved to grow vegetables and to bake, my dad’s a stickler for nightly family dinners, and my stepmom taught me her reverence for tried-and-true recipes. Because of them I’m an avid home cook, and try to spend time in the kitchen every day with my family. Inherit the Spoon is where I share recipes and stories; most of all it’s my place to practice writing and share my thoughts about the food my family’s eating.

Thanks so much for visiting – and please, say hi! I love your comments and try to respond to each one. You can also contact me directly at inheritthespoon[at]gmail[dot]com.

Please note that everything on Inherit the Spoon is shared under a Creative Commons License. All words and photographs are my own unless otherwise noted. With proper attribution you are welcome to quote my blog (I’m honored, in fact!) but if you would like to use one of my photographs, please do ask me first. As long as you’re not using it 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. 

18 thoughts on “About

  1. Hannah…I’ve been reading, reading….you’re writing a book!!!! This is the first time I’ve read ANY of this. Very exciting, II wasn’t hungry when I sat down here at the computer but now i”m starved…so off to lunch. Will be watching Inherit the Spoon See you and/or talk soon. Linna

  2. This is something long over due — a cooking blog that puts food and eating into a broader context of family, friends, generations. This blog envelopes the reader in warmth, and I don’t just mean from the oven. It is completely “feel good” while presenting ideas that are good for you. Thank you, Hannah, for doing this.

  3. Hannah –

    I knew you were amazing but this takes the cake. Your blog is such a wonderful escape and I am looking forward to following your journey. I jumped for joy when I realized I actually own Heidi Swanson’s cookbook – although mine has never been cracked open. Hopefully you will inspire me! Keep cooking with those little guys! We miss you!

  4. Hannah…..we both think that your blog is wonderful! We look forward to following it, to trying some of your recipes, and to sharing more time together here in our little corner of the world.

    • Thanks Ann! I think I could have written twenty posts about your magical home and the day I spent there … I had to restrain myself. Definitely looking forward to another visit someday … and tell Bob, I am searching for a link about Condors and lead bullets to share with readers here, if he happens to know of something I could point them to ….

  5. Hi Hannah — I’ve been following your beautiful blog since Dan posted an entry on Fb, and today’s wedding photo tipped the scale and made me want to send a little fan mail. I’ve been a dear friend of Alma and Sonia’s Homma for a long time, fan of Katers since she was about 9, and adore and admire your brother. I’ve loved following you and your beautiful family through your writing and photos, and have even made a recipe or two! I hope some day our paths cross, but a huge thank you for now for this beautiful offering. I do hope you are looking at turning it into a book — save a copy for me!

    • Wow Linda thank you so much for your kind words. Homma and Kate and Sonia and Alma are some of the best women (and women-to-be) I know – you are in fine company!! And yes, if ever there is a book I promise to save you a copy. :)

  6. Hannah, this blog is ridiculously lovely. Your boys are incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful experiences with food and family. What a wonderful gift you are giving them! I swear you are living scenes from All the World – one of my absolute favorites! I’m inspired and smiling. Thank you!!!

    • Sweet Dwyer! All the World is one of our favorites too, ever since you gave it to us :) I don’t know that I have ever seen you *not* smiling, but I’m glad that we’re adding to your joy. Happy new year!

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  8. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new
    to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be
    bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  9. Hannah
    Your blog posts are the first email I open and I often forward it on to friends. It’s my go to recipe place when I want to try something new. Today I bought parsnips and wanted to make a soup but Alas you didn’t have a parsnip soup recipe. so I’m writing to see if I can inspire you to share one as I know it will be delish

    • Kellie this is such a sweet comment. Thank you! I have never made a parsnip soup, but wow, I will have to see what I can find. (I have only ever prepared parsnips by roasting them, to date — perhaps I can track down a roasted parsnip soup worth a go. Hm …). In the meantime, if you do find a soup recipe and try it, let me know! Happy spring to you.

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