Monday, January 20, 2014

What I'm Reading Now: The Kittchen

I'm so excited to introduce you to Kit and her blog The Kittchen today. What I love about The Kittchen is the wide variety of recipes that are practical for those who are beginners or advanced in the kitchen. Kit is also the author of The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook which features 20 recipes that transform the sandwich into an amazing gourmet meal (brilliant idea). Kit is such an inspirational business woman, and if you live in Chicago be sure to check out Kit's involvement with the Windy City Blogger Collective and The Second City Food Wine + Social Club

Get to know Kit:

1. What are you currently reading?
Embarrassingly, I don't have time to read books anymore. I used to commute from River North to Evanston, so for years I would read about a book a week. I do read Cooking Light and Food & Wine magazines.

2. Favorite recipe or restaurant?
As a foodie, this is a really difficult question to answer. My most popular recipe among my friends Whiskey Caramel Chocolate Cake, it combines a rich chocolate cake with a whiskey whipped cream frosting and caramel sauce. My favorite restaurant is a tie between Bavette's and Davanti Enoteca on Taylor Street.

3. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
All of the friends I have met! Everyone in the Chicago blogging community is so incredibly supportive of each other. When I was writing The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook people I had met twice were offering to help with the editing - and they followed through with their offer. It is a wonderful community, and I only see it getting better now that Windy City Blogger Collective has launched.

4. Five things on your wish list
  1. A great pair of black heels that are comfortable enough to wear all night, that don't break the bank (suggestions welcome!). I am not sure these exist.
  2. Cheese and Chocolate! I am one week into a six week challenge at my gym and I am on a strict Paleo Diet - which means I can't have cheese or chocolate, which are two of my favorite foods. It's hard, but I am losing those pounds I gained over the holidays.
  3. Plane tickets to somewhere warm. It's supposed to get really cold in Chicago this week, and escaping to somewhere warm seems like a good idea.
  4. More time in my day! I generally don't get to bed until 1am. I love all of the projects that I am involved with, and want to give them my all, which means my time is limited.
  5. An intern - that might help me with #4. I have The Kittchen, Windy City Blogger Collective, The Second City Food Wine + Social Club, and a full time job. Having someone to help me would be amazing!
5. Favorite quote?
"If you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien

Conan said during his last taping of The Tonight Show. I was unemployed at the time, and even one of my idols, Conan, had just lost his job too. Somehow that was comforting to me at the time, that I wasn't in it alone. I have taken Conan's words to heart, and I have been working really hard and doing my best to be kind. I must say some pretty amazing things are happening.




  1. Thanks for featuring Kit!! She is an inspiration, for sure.

    And, Kit, if you're reading, I highly recommend Bandolino Courteous heels in black patent. Classy, timeless, and comfortable.

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