Olive to Cook was born in 2010 out of my passion for food, wine, home, and craft. From a sandwich to an elaborate 10 course meal, I love the challenge of excellent execution. A close friend of my mother’s said to me on my wedding day, “Love is in the details,” and that’s exactly what I strive for in my cooking and dining. Maybe it’s sauce that takes a dish over the edge or simply letting a piece of meat rest properly before carving–these details bring a plate to its ultimate destiny–in a beautiful photograph and in my happy belly. Over the past ten years, I’ve also picked up quite an addiction to many hobbies: knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, design. Food and crafts are treasured in this same detailed way. The feel of a cashmere yarn, the vibrant colors in fabric, the character in a vintage rug. Details shmetails, I want to treasure them all. Yes, “Olive” to cook, and I “olive” crafts, “olive” home, and most of all, “olive” my husband, Nick. He inspires me everyday to push myself, to perfect those little details, and bring the best I can to olivetocook.com. I hope you enjoy your visit.
I have a career in book publishing marketing, while I also do freelance writing and photography. If you’re interested in my writing or photography for your outlet, please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.