It was my grandma who first taught me to cook, first helped me spoon drops of rounded batter, plump with chocolate chips and sweet dough, onto cookie sheets at her kitchen table. She grew tomatoes in her backyard, made homemade pizzas, fed me delicious chicken on clear glass plates. Self-taught, she catered weddings, rolled her own cannolis. Cooking was her world; the kitchen, where she felt most comfortable.

And so it is for her today, on the ninth anniversary of her death, that I start this blog, in an attempt to pursue food, and the writing about it, with the same passion that defined her.

Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Becky

    Congratulations on starting this! I think your grandma would be very proud. I can’t wait for all the greatness that is sure to come.

  2. Nealy

    Yeay! For new blogs. What a great thing to write about. I am adding you to my blogroll!!

  3. Carrie

    You have inspired me to start my own blog. It is truly wonderful that I have the pleasure of knowing someone who shares a similar passion. You’ve got the food, and I’ve got the travel destinations! I am looking forward to some posts about desserts! YUM!!

  4. allegra

    LOVE the name ;o) im so excited to see the progression/success

  5. Shannalee

    Thanks, guys!

  6. Chessa

    I loved reading your first post. isn’t it wonderful to honor our grandparents? My grandmothers taught me everything about food and how to enjoy cooking it and eating it. I often write about them myself. this is a wonderful tribute to yours. thanks for sharing.

  7. Shannalee

    You’re sweet, Chessa. It helps me feel connected to her to cook, sometimes, because I’m doing something she used to, the way she used to. Grandmas are wonderful.

  8. Pingback: for Caroline, the first year | food loves writing

  9. Pingback: Friday Finds: Good Eats

  10. Pingback: Because Cooking's Like Love (ebook excerpt) | Food Loves Writing / Real Food Recipes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>