palette: a particular variety of colors or techniques used by a creative

An artist creates a different palette for each piece of art he or she makes. The making of food and the narratives behind it is no exception to such an art. A cook's palette is filled with colors, flavors, stories, and soul - unique with each dish and waiting to be shared.

A little about the girl behind the palette...


Hello! I'm Carrie.

I delight in the story behind food - where it comes from, the making of it, the connection we feel with others after we have shared a meal with them, and the ability of a good dish to surrender us to our greatest joys and pleasures.

"That since we must eat to live, we might as well do it with both grace and gusto.” - M.F.K. Fisher

I started this journal as a way to document my love for food and cooking, and along the way, became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a mother, a photographer, and a perpetual wanderluster. You'll find a mix of all these things here and a bit about my life in Seattle too.

Palette by palette and bite by bite, I hope to show you how to revel in joy at the table as I do. Tie on your apron and join me!