Hi! I'm Tammy Donroe, a Boston-area mother of two and author of this here blog. Welcome!
Food on the Food was the brainchild of my oldest son, who was 3 when I started writing it. Like most kids, he would object whenever he was confronted with sauce on his pasta, a speck of parsley on his meat, or basically any component of his meal touching any other part.
Eat your dinner, I warned him one night as he picked at everything in disgust.
He replied in his most pitiful whine: But, there's food...on the food!
Indeed, I said. That's the best kind!
Food on the Food has been praised by The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Edible Boston, and Saveur.com, and documents my messy adventures trying to feed my family the best meals I can. To me, that means local, naturally raised food cooked ourselves whenever possible. But I also love dessert because you only live once. Luckily, my kids have become enthusiastic eaters along the way.
But this blog isn't just about the food—it's about what's going on around the food: a marital spat involving tortilla chips, a Thanksgiving visit from the local fire department, the thrill of hunting for morel mushrooms, my cookbook-induced weight gain freak-out, and how I survived working as a substitute teacher. I hope you'll laugh a few times, and maybe even get inspired to cook!
My first book, a collection of seasonal winter dessert recipes, is due out Fall 2013 by Running Press, a division of Perseus Books. For more information, visit me at tammydonroe.com.