Experimental Culinary Pursuits is all about discoveries in culinary therapy and everyday delights. I believe that the creation of food should be an inventive art, leaving the chef free to dream up possibilities to fulfill his/her tastebuds’ desires. So I devote time in the kitchen to experimentation, conjuring up new marriages of ingredients and flavors. Food is the essence of life and forever connected to our experiences, so EC Pursuits is also the space where I write my stories and connect them to these food creations. The recipes you’ll find here are almost always vegetarian, but I think of this blog as much more flexible, and I hope the stories and recipes inspire you to experiment with your own twists to make them your own.
You can find me at: Experimental.Culinary.Pursuits [at] Gmail [dot] com
Thanks for joining me on my adventures!
Shelly (Writer, Experimental Chef)
Shelly loves to conduct fun experiments in the kitchen and discover new tastes and flavors. She has a strong olfactory sense and prides herself on being able to distinguish perfume notes in blind tests, which she believes allows her to “imagine” how a dish would turn out by “smelling” the raw ingredients. Outside of The Kitchen, she works as a brand marketer in the business of “making women pretty” “increasing decadent chocolate consumption”, and loves to spend weekends exploring NYC and contemplating life in Central Park (or Sephora).
Brian (Sous Chef, Food Tester, newly promoted Head Photographer)
Brian is the gracious benefactor/guinea pig of Shelly’s food experiments. He is also an excellent grocery shopper buddy and sous chef. His main responsibilities include:
- Grating cheese, opening cans & jars, and reaching things on top shelves
- Making yummy noises and complimenting Shelly on every dish
- Reigning as the resident Breakfast Maker. And a damn good one!
Outside of The Kitchen, Brian is a consultant and travels during the week to exotic places in the world like Detroit, MI. He likes to spend his time cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and engaging in scary sports like skiing.