I’m a culinary adventuress living, working and playing in and around Detroit. I discovered a love of food and cooking through studying various languages, living in Toulouse, France and traveling extensively in Europe and elsewhere. I created this blog to share my experiences, ideas and opinions on food, with hopes that you will share yours. In addition to my recipes and experiments, you’ll find posts on restaurants, potlucks with friends, holiday meals with family, cookbook and food-related book reviews and more.
Why “simmer down”?
In our increasingly frantic lives, cooking our own food helps keep us grounded; I’m certainly not the only cook or blogger to have noticed the calming effects of an afternoon spent puttering about the kitchen or farmers’ market. It’s also a personal mantra to remind myself to slow down, as I have been known to embark upon recipes after skimming the instructions, only to discover halfway through that I’m missing a key step or ingredient!
When I’m not cooking or blogging, I can be found making jam for my company Beau Bien Fine Foods, thrifting for my Etsy shop Aller-Retour Vintage (see left sidebar), or doing freelance writing and recipe development. To inquire about my services, please email simmerdownfood(at)gmail(dot)com. I’m available for writing and recipe gigs as well as custom jam orders for wedding favors, holiday gifts, etc.
Thanks for visiting, and happy eating!
All photography © Noëlle Lothamer 2008-2013 except where noted. If you would like to borrow a photo for noncommercial use (i.e. your blog), please give proper credit including a link to the original post. For ANY other usage, please contact me at simmerdownfood(at)gmail(dot)com for permission.