My name is Jennifer Nitz, and I’m a mom and foodie who just returned to New York City after living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with my tres amigos (husband, boy and dog) for the last year. My husband and son are vegetarians (the dog and I are not), so I started this blog while we were living in Argentina to do my small part for veggies in a true meat-lover’s paradise (okay, there are a few non-veg items skulking about in here). I lived most of my adult life in New York City so adjusting to a new city where you can’t find a lot of veggie-friendly ingredients (or eat 24 hours a day for that matter) was, well, an adjustment. Finding tofu and scoring the perfect medialuna was all part of the adventure and challenge of living abroad. And let’s face it, eating your way through a city is not a bad hobby to have.
I grew up firmly believing that food equals love and still do. Both of my parents are/were excellent cooks, and I credit the two of them with making me feel that way.
Some of my favorite foods are strawberries, potatoes in any format imaginable, mint chocolate chip ice cream, avocados, cheese, cheese and more cheese (my mom’s from Wisconsin, I can’t help it) and about a hundred other things. The only things I really don’t like are caraway seeds and licorice.
I tend to ramble about other stuff that interests me as well – I do occasionally think about things other than food – like travel, design, kid stuff, restaurants…okay that last one is food-related. Sorry! It’s a disease. Really. I’m one of those people who thinks about my next meal while eating the current one.
Now that we’re back home in the foodie capital of the world where peanut butter — and everything else — is in plentiful supply and it’s not exactly tough to cook veg, I’m not entirely sure where this little blog will go. But just because I’m no longer in Buenos Aires doesn’t mean I won’t write about living (and eating) there. There’s a lot of topics I never managed to cover. And now that I’m back and can actually procure some ingredients heretofore lacking in my cupboards, I can make even more good veggie stuff. Plus, good food is good food no matter where you live, so I say let’s just keep going on this little culinary adventure.
Welcome. I hope you enjoy the site and drop me a line any old time at mail [at] whiskitgood [dot] com.