I love your site. I think it’s even cooler than we spell our name the same way (is that just me? everytime I meet another “Brandi” — which is rare — I get all giddy, like I’m meeting some long-lost sister). I can’t wait to read more — and try out some of these recipes! I’m an avid baker and cook myself. Well, when grad school allows it.
I absolutely adore your site! Hopped on over via Molly/Orangette and I just wanted to, first of all, say “thank you” for your fantastic posts, and also welcome you to Seattle! We moved up here from the Bay Area a little more than 10 years ago and it takes a bit of an adjustment — and not just to the pervasive grayness. Hope you move is as smooth as possible!
Best of luck!
Thank you! It’s amazing, when I lived in San Francisco I felt I could never live anywhere else, but now that I’m here it seems like I’ve already been here for years (except for the not knowing where anything is part). We just moved in to our new home yesterday and are SO excited to start exploring the city. But for now, lots of unpacking!
Hi Brandi, I love your site and your food! Especially the pies and the pasta! I would love to know your pie crust secrets and recipes and which brand of those pretty fluted pie pans you use. Please, a tutorial on pie crust! And, I especially liked the Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake-just amazing. Your photos are amazing too! I am opening a restaurant/pizzeria in Arizona this year and will probably put the cheesecake on the menu! I cannot resist!
Oh man, did G&G do an article on you? Did I miss it? They should definitely include the spiced nuts with candied bacon recipe. It looks to die for and I’m making it as holiday gifts this coming season and for my trip home to SC for Thanksgiving.
That recipe is going viral on Facebook so you should see an uptick in visits in the next few days (starting Nov. 9, 2010).
Just found you via Orangette. Completely loved your post about boiled peanuts–one Bama blog girl to another. Good to “meet” another southern belle gone west. I enjoy your writing and admire your intentions. Keep cooking and writing!
Another person who found you via Orangette. I absolutely love reading the blog, especially the cheese making posts, as it’s something I want to get into myself. I really enjoy the recipes and photography – there have been instances where I have wanted to lick the screen!
I came across your site via Orangette and have been reading back. I want to make the oyster crackers! what diameter did you use? I can’t tell from the pictures; are they as tiny as actual oyster crackers?
I also found your site via Orangette and love it! I’ve recently moved to San Francisco and have started a regime of baking therapy. You’re blog will be an endless source of inspiration! Thanks!
Girl! I just discovered your site last night. I’m only about halfway through the archives so far but had to tell you now: you inspire me! I need to make me some cheese asap, also some fresh pasta. Also homemade whatchamacallits. Also…
Found your site on a blogroll in one of the Foodpress blogs. I was too curious to see what “lookImadethat” has to offer.
Well, curiosity killed the cat! Really liked your blog and your “eat from scratch” philosophy.
Love your matter of factly, straight in the face style of writing, even more so your photography. Awesome!
Everytime I bump into an awesome blog like yours, it is a very humbling experience, overwhelming actually, feel like a speck in the ocean…Have a long way to go out there!
What a wonderful site. Good recipes and great ideas. I grow, can, bake, and cook and love your content. One idea for the jam. My husband is diabetic so to make low sugar jam, I use Pomona Pectin – http://www.pomonapectin.com/. It works every time and you only have to use 1 to 1/12 cups sugar to get a batch of wonderful, full fruit flavor jam.
I’m an old friend of Jay’s family and just found out about your blog from Chris. I am your newest fan since i heard about your leek bread pudding, and am dying to try the nut mix with bacon. YUM! Your writing is great as well as the photos. We will definitely seek out your restaurant next time we’re going thru Seattle. Meanwhile, tell J. he has come a long way since my tube biscuit doughnuts!
Hoping to meet you some day – Vicki Hand
hello brandi, I’m sure you don’t remember me but my friend and I met you at one of olaiya’s holiday cooking classes. I’d love to pick your brain a little more about baking school, etc. if you don’t mind. could I perhaps contact you via email?
Wow!!! that’s all I can say…. You have left me speechless.
I LOVE your blog. I happened to stumble upon it and get get away. One day when I grow up I want to be like you. I love making things from scratch! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I want to come to The Pantry when it is open. It sounds awsome!!! Thank you for sharing your work.
Commenting is not my thing at all… but I am so glad I found your blog. My desktop is cluttered with all the recipes I have to try right the eff now. (There are too many nice, polite comments for me to feel comfortable leaving that word in this box.)
Brandi, we just found your website and bio on the Pantry at Delancy website. Your story is really inspiring to me as an architecture student, but also wanting to be in the food world. I think the Pantry sounds like an amazing project, and I can’t wait to hear more about it and maybe visit it one day! Good luck!
I have been in the restaurant business for 15 years the south end. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your blog. Fun reciepes Fun presentation. Good for you, and best of luck with your new venture.
I just HAVE to tell you how much I was blown away by the appearance of ‘I made that!’ on the iPad. After finding and reading a few pages of your site on my computer, I moved to my iPad to read in bed before I went to sleep. When I got to your page I almost had to get up and message you right then. It is absolutely wonderful and completely blew me away; it was easy to get a peek at all the recipes without having to scroll through the whole description and it looked so professional. I was distraught when I found I had read through all 20 pages in no time. Hats off to you!
Just found the blog from The Pantry page. Live in Seattle, but grew up in South Georgia and the in-laws are in Auburn, AL. Anyway, love the blog! Totally relate on the boiled peanuts, but my husband is deathly allergic and I can’t make them at home. I just drooled over the peas and am thinking of a trip home in June (even though I’ll be 7 months prego) just to bring back a few bushels. Also, had the rhubarb shortcakes Saturday night at Delancey–ridiculously good!
Lovin your blog and your recipes. You’ve got some super talent in the kitchen! Can’t wait to try out the nutter butter recipes, and nuts with bacon.. wow. Just curious, what kind of camera do you use? Great picture quality. Look forward to reading more
I found you through Saveur and voted yours for Best Cooking Blog. I went through some of your posts and I must say I am so impressed.. your Homemade Pork Buns, the fried Pork Skin & Lard etc.. (food that I hardly see these days). Am planning to try out your Best Brownies EVER – they look sinfullly yummy!. Great blog
Me too! Me too! I am totally with you on making everything from scratch. By the way I have been testing recipes for pork bun dough. I had it in my mind that they were more brioche like, but I am definitely going to try your recipe.
Just found your blog on Saveur’s Best Of list. Wish I would have found you sooner, since I tried the great experiment last year of making almost everything from scratch, and blogging about it. I had some great hits and misses. I’ll be sure to add you as a link on my site. Your blog is terrific!
I met you yesterday at the coffee class @ The Pantry-friend of Molly’s who is also taking advantage of her trip to Ikea this week! Just wanted to say hi and that it was great to meet you! Looking forward to more classes! I’ve been following your blog for a while but lamely never comment. But I have made some of your recipes (hot sauce, lemon icebox cake, etc. all AWESOME!). I’m a recent transplant to Seattle and work in interior design at the moment, and hoping to move to Ballard sometime soon. Have a great week!
Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips for novice blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.
Hi! I discovered your blog as a link from Orangette and have spent WAY too much time over the past few days reading each and every entry. It’s quite inspiring in a really unintimidating, down-to-earth way, and I absolutely love it! Hoping to make it out West this summer to do some climbing in the Cascades and will definitely swing by Delancey’s and The Pantry!
Awesome Blog!!!!!!…..Just found your site via the Homemade Pork Buns recipe!!!! OMG!!!! We cant stop eating the filling…..I just peeked at some of your other recipes and I LOVE them ALL!!! Thank You soooo much for sharing!!!
I have just gotten acquainted with your tasty, mouth-watering recipes… will try some of them in the next weeks!!
Surprisingly, I saw you have planned a picnic wedding. By any chance would give me more details about the full content of ideas (recipes) for the basket? Yours seemed the nicest one I have found out so far.. and I have checked many!
Anyway, congratulations for the originality and beautiful creations!
Best of luck,