Hi guys! My name is Rachel, and I am a Midwesterner-turned-Brooklynite who has a passion for good food and eating.
A few years ago I decided to start a blog about my food forays. I had just graduated from business school at Baruch College (one of the best deals, btw), and I wanted to let my creative juices flow again. Having always loved to write (I have WAY too many journals that date back to middle school), I decided to try my hand at writing food reviews and concocting recipes to share with others.
At You Must Love Food you’ll find chic recipes with a rustic, Midwestern sensibility, as well as an inside look at some of NYC’s best food events & restaurants (yes, I may often be a little partial to Brooklyn. #Brooklyn4Ever). Last year my boyfriend and I decided to take a smarter approach to our life, so the food that I share here focuses on fresh ingredients that yield both healthy & indulgent dishes.
Growing up in a small town in Illinois, I was shaped by two strong women–my mom and my aunt–who lived next door to each other and could make some damn good food. Their creative energies rubbed off on me genetically, but it was their use of food and cooking as way to spend time with each other & bring family together that made the biggest impression on me. From early morning coffee sessions to preparing major family holiday meals, the kitchen was a place where we often congregated. My mom taught me all of my essential baking tricks and my aunt taught me to always try new things–I still need her famous tortellini recipe, though!
In 2007, I made the big move to New York City with my boyfriend. We were high school sweethearts, and I’m lucky enough to say that he is still my absolute best friend and partner in (food) crime. We have a sassy-ass dachshund named Speedy who bosses us around and is more obsessed with food than I am. Seriously–he would literally run into oncoming traffic for a bite of a sandwich.
In addition to good eats, I love crass and silly comedy (Broad City has stolen my heart), fashion, interior design and singing. I was actually a classical voice major before I decided to study business. I’m currently a freelance digital content specialist and spend way too much time on social media.
If you want to contact me regarding freelance work, food photography, sponsorships and affiliate programs, please visit my Contact Page where you can get in touch with me.