My name is Jamie I am a chef and advocate of healthy, local eating. My
boyfriend fiance Ryan plays baseball for the Boston Red Sox.
After a year of long distance dating, I started living the life of a baseball girlfriend full time in January 2011. It has been the most amazing adventure from the moment I packed my bags! That season’s journey included living in five cities in nine months, dining at hundreds of restaurants in the minor league system, and an exciting major league call up. On May 23, 2012 we got engaged, and I knew that baseball would be a part of my life forever.
I am the unusual combination of a Business Management and Culinary Arts graduate. I spent time in culinary school interning with a health and local food specialist and after moving to Portland, Maine, worked as the head chef of a small bakery. I look at the food world as an environment for personal enjoyment and business growth. I am a health food fanatic and have found that health, sustainable foods, and quality ingredients all go hand in hand. When I eat good, I feel good; if it helps the environment in the process then everyone wins. All of the recipes I post reflect this attitude.
One of the benefits of my unusual traveling lifestyle is the ability to explore places around the world, eating local foods and native dishes as we go. Cooking In Red Socks is a continuous collection of food stories, restaurant reviews, and recipes from the places we travel. I hope it inspires you to try new things in your kitchen, is a helpful resource for finding restaurants, and an entertaining look into our unusual lifestyle!
In April 2013 I become a partner with Cooking Light Magazine and their blogging community. It is such an honor to affiliate with such a positive network. For a brief Q&A interview that I completed with Cooking Light, click here.