Hello, friends! If you don’t know me, (how are you reading this if you don’t?!) my name is Jenna. I’m 24 and a half and an ex-Californian-via-Rhode-Island Austinite. I moved here a year and half ago to the day and I am in a love affair with the city and the south. And I know what you’re thinking: “it’s hot as hell down there!” But I love that I can keep the doors off my Jeep nine months out of the year and that I can wear cut-offs and a tank top everyday. I like feeling like my skin is going to burn off the bottoms of my feet if I touch raw blacktop. But maybe I like it because I’m just a freakazoid.
Anyways. Since moving to Austin for my grown-up job, I have eaten some of the best (and weirdest – thanks, goat heart) foods maybe any human has ever eaten within a 18-month period in all of human history. We’re talking some of the best chefs and restaurants in the country, including Top Chef Texas winner Paul Qui. I had a ten-course tasting menu last November at Uchiko on North Lamar, the Japanese farmhouse-style food where Qui was executive chef, and ever since, food is all I can think about. It has literally changed my life. Food: Eating it, making it, reading about it, drooling over pictures of it; it’s really an obsession. That’s why I recently quit my big-person job to go back to school and learn all about how to prepare and master it. I plan on starting culinary school in the fall.
Which takes me to this blog: the Girl Who Ate. The goal is to chronicle anything and everything I either construct or consume. Or at least the noteworthy things. Also no promises that it doesn’t become a place for ranting, bragging or whatever it is I feel like at the time. But it’s mostly about food and why I love it. Hugz.