katie @ donuts4dinner.com (without the spaces!)
My name is Katie Ett, and I was born on a farm in a town in central Ohio so small it’s literally known as a village. I grew up having Nesquik (back when it was still called Nestlé Quik) in 2% milk for every breakfast, cheeseburgers with French fries for every lunch, and well-done steak and mashed potatoes for every dinner. Although we called it supper, of course, because it was Ohio.
The most daring thing I ate until the age of 18 was Americanized Mexican food at Chi-Chi’s, but then I went to college at THE Ohio State University, met people who weren’t white for the first time in my life, and was introduced to authentic food from other cultures that blew my mind.
Since moving to New York City in 2005, I’ve been trying to expand my palate with the help of the city’s best restaurants. I learned that I could like seafood and organ meat and olives if they were prepared by the right chefs. Now my favorite things are “gross” foods made to taste good, familiar foods made to taste amazing, and all manner of “wacked-out modernist cuisine”. I’ve eaten at most of the city’s top restaurants now, but I hope I write about them in a non-pretentious, non-know-it-all sort of way. I also like looking at pretty pictures of food almost as much as I like eating it, and you can find my own photos on Flickr here.
Photos and descriptions of my travels and life in NYC are on my photoblog, Ettible.