Welcome to Amy Burns the Recipe Book! Thanks for stopping by. I figure you’re here for one of several reasons. 1) you love food like me (do you think about lunch at breakfast and dinner at lunch too?); 2) you want to learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals at home; 3) you believe life is worth celebrating and it’s best done at the kitchen table with people you love; and finally, 4) you’re starting to come around to the idea that so much of our health starts with what’s on our forks. You’ve come to the right place. Here at Amy Burns the Recipe Book we’re committed to bringing our readers tasty, comforting dishes made from whole foods that you can quickly and easily whip up in your own kitchen.
My love affair with food can be attributed to three main influences. First and foremost, my Grams, the fearless woman who gave me a full-sized chef’s knife at the age of four and told me to get to work. She’s fed four generations of the Burns clan, usually with classics like spaghetti and hamburgers, but she’s always managed to get us around the table (the place where all the magic happens).
Second, when I moved to Washington, D.C. as a terrified recent college graduate, I like most women struggled to find balance between what I ate and how I felt about myself. Michael Pollan and his book, “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto” helped me appreciate the simple principle (and his thesis, by the way), “Eat food, not too much, and mostly vegetables.” Real straightforward idea, still trying to master it.
Finally, the food blog “100 days of Real Food” by Lisa Leake was a real game changer for me when it came to the way I ate and cooked. She advocates eating whole, all natural foods, and if they happen to come in a package, they better not contain more than five ingredients. I couldn’t agree more, though I’m susceptible to the enduring charm of a Zebra Cake from time to time.
A little about me: I’m a 30-year-old home-taught cook living life one meal at a time in the food-centric city of Louisville, KY with my husband and resident recipe taster, David. We love to explore our adopted city, and we’re always on the prowl for a new and interesting local restaurant. When we’re not working together in the kitchen to test new dishes, edit food videos, or capture the perfect light for one of our foodie photos, David and I love long walks in the park, exploring new places, and a rousing game of cards.
At Amy Burns the Recipe Book you’ll find both quick weeknight meals and camp-out-in-the-kitchen-with some-music-and-wine dishes. Nothing gives me more peace than being in everyone’s favorite room of the house, the kitchen, and I hope that this place, which brings out my passion and love, will inspire yours as well.
Let’s get cookin’!