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Welcome to The Gourmet Gourmand!

The Gourmet Gourmand is all about delicious and beautifully presented real food for real people.  As an unabashed omnivore and lover of indulgences such as chocolate and cheese, I am committed to creating recipes that reflect my philosophy of eating.  No food is forbidden, variety is queen, and even healthy and convenient foods deserve to taste wonderful.  

And bottom line: every recipe is tested, perfected, and enjoyed by your’s truly.

I started The Gourmet Gourmand back in 2015 as a place to organize my recipe experiments – a longtime foodie and hobbyist home-cook, I was spending ridiculous amounts of time tweaking recipes for my favorite meals and wanted to have a place to record my results.   Little did I know that my little virtual recipe box would turn into a catalog of hundreds of recipes and bring in thousands of readers from around the world!

In developing recipes for The Gourmet Gourmand, I draw inspiration from travel, restaurants, and remarkable meals I’ve shared with friends and family.  My food photography draws on my visual arts background – I am a oil painter by training (although I will be the first to admit that photography is not as easy as it looks!)

When I’m not making a huge mess in the kitchen, you can find me at my day job in healthcare, taking photographs, painting in my art studio, harassing our extra-large cat Erwin, and playing with our son Henry.

The Gourmet Gourmand is based out of San Diego, California.