Hi, I’m Quinn. I live in Ft. Greene Brooklyn and work in Manhattan, both of which I love. I’ve always had a passion for food–mostly eating it–but over the last few years I’ve really fallen in love with cooking and especially cooking for others. After working for a short time in personal training and nutrition, I really focused on fresh, whole, nutrient-rich foods, and enjoy challenging myself to make healthy food delicious, or delicious food healthy. Moving to Brooklyn, where fresh, local, and naturally grown ingredients are literally loaded off farm trucks two blocks from my apartment, was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There are at least four competing brineries, a couple distilleries, a dozen breweries, two artisan mayonnaise shops, a number of bakeries, at least one store devoted to smoked meats, cheesemakers, butchers, fish mongers, and a number of community and rooftop gardens within walking distance from my kitchen–what more could a guy ask for?
I love what’s happening in food and cooking in recent years. Entire television channels are dedicated to what used to be relegated to a newspaper column, specialty magazine, or local morning news show segment. There is something to be said about the increasing fetishization of food while a billion people go without food or water every day, so while I may contribute to it, I would like to put some emphasis on reducing your food waste, being environmentally aware when choosing where your food comes from, and when you can, donate or volunteer. Water.org is a great organization and they always need extra hands at the New York City Rescue Mission, especially during the holidays.
I’ve been wanting to start a website for a while dedicated to what I cook and eat, and focus on the great food scene in Ft. Greene and downtown Brooklyn (and was probably annoying enough of my friends posting nothing but pictures from my kitchen on Facebook) so here it is. If you have any requests, or would like to come over for a meal, just let me know.