Meet Karin Stienemeier, the food blogger behind Yum and More (@YumAndMore) living in Frankfurt, Germany. Originally American, but of German, French and Russian descent, after growing up in the US and France, she has lived in Germany now for 30 years and her food represents her multi-national heritage. Passionate and self-taught, she was inspired to take up blogging after attending FBC back in 2010.
Who taught you to cook?
My mother, my French Grandmother and my own creative and curiosity-driven love of food, and my many travels renting houses and cooking with local ingredients
What’s the hottest item on your shopping list?
New mixing bowls – my family and I “killed” 2 in the last 2 months and someone dropped my Le Creuset mixing bowl so I really need to get some new ones – hint, hint, hint ;-))
What’s been your ultimate meal to date?
A clam bake at my brother’s wedding in Long Island and our fish lesson and dinner at Il Bucaniere in San Vincenzo on the Etruscan Coast.
What effects do you think the rise of blogging has had?
Good for cooking and fresh food in general, difficult for restaurants since taste is rarely objective.
Where do you buy your groceries and why?
Vegetables at one of the many open farmer’s markets throughout the city, same for poultry, meat and fresh fish from the restaurant wholesalers – you just have to learn how to cut and divide large blocks of meat (3-4 kilos or more)
What celebrity or celebrity chef would you most like to break bread with? Why?
Gorgio Locatelli – why? every woman knows the answer to that 😉
Do you have a favourite food writer and why?
Many since I enjoy the different angles – I very much like Sarah Wiener’s approach to food and produce, and I do love an old cook book I have called The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth by Roy Andries de Groot with his lovely narrative and recipes from the two ealderly sisters who own the Auberge – wonderfully atmospheric.
What are you most looking forward to about #FBC12?
The new format and the new venue along with seeing all the foodies – ones I know and ones I will meet.
What motivated you to blog about food?
I attended my first FBC in 2010 with my husband as I was still undecided about it – FBC and my husband convinced me and I started yum and more 2 months later – I have never ever regretted it.
How has food blogging changed your life?
It has put me into contact with equally creative people from all countries and walks of life who share a passion for food and travel.
What’s your favourite part of the food blogging process?
I love the cooking and the writing – I have a good eye for photography but little photo skills and patience and equipment
Future aspirations for the blog?
I would like to refresh my blog sometime design and layout wise
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