By The Spoonful


About The Owner

I’m Katie, I spent seven years working for a large Midwest supermarket chain, the last two of which I was a Retail Chef working to introduce new ingredients into customers’ shopping carts and recipes. My aim is to encourage customers to cook and experiment more with new flavors in their kitchens. With that concept in mind, I’m taking my kitchen to the Web through my recipe blog, sharing with you how to cook with fresh and new ingredients by using old and new cooking techniques and with unique flavor combinations. Each of my recipes are an original creation inspired by multiple culinary sources and my own flavor palette.

I bring to the plate my passion for food, knowledge of food science and my culinary creativity with new recipes and new foods.  I gained much of my experience from classes taken at Iowa State University in food science, hotel restaurant and hospitality management, meat science and by working with numerous chefs in the central Iowa area (although I do have a fair bit of natural intuition about the kitchen), all of which has added to my flavorful set of skills.

Like so many amateur and professional cooks and chefs, I was introduced to cooking as a young child trying to help my mom out in the kitchen. I also was lucky to have two farm housewife grandmothers that did some amazing country cooking. I would help them when I could, but most of the time I would just sit back and watch them in awe.

Thank you for visiting my website! I hope you try my recipes and the techniques I use that make cooking a fun and flavorful experience. If you ever find yourself in NE Iowa, it’s worth the trip to the charming river town of McGregor. Stop by the store to visit me and check out all the local Iowa and Wisconsin products I carry.

This website is a work in progress, I am my own web designer and am slowly learning html and website jargon as I go. Please feel free to comment on my posts and make sure to check back often for new recipes and techniques that you can incorporate into your own cooking style.

I meet Curtis Stone in 2010!  

By The Spoonful
221 Main Street
PO Box 434
McGregor, IA 52157
(563) 873-2900

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