Palate. Passion. Purpose.
Welcome! You’ve successfully landed on this cheery little corner of the interwebs where Palate & Passion & Purpose happily coexist. Here you will find a tapestry of posts, weaving together a passion for food (so many recipes!), entertaining (tips galore), and enjoying family & friends with a purpose for improving the lives of others. Breaking bread with others is among the best ways to live with purpose. Come for the soup swap; stay and meet the passionate producers. Nothing is off limits: food waste, producers committed to sustainability, small changes you can make to save the planet and so much more, including lots and lots of tasty recipes and savvy tips to get you cooking like a pro.
We’re on a mission to fill you up. Food, of course!, but zest, passion and joy are served here, too. You’ll not only find inspired recipes, but you’ll also learn the fundamentals… making spice blends, marinades, dressings and sauces.
Telling the tale of producers that go the extra step, preserving traditions and producing in a sustainable way. We are blessed to call these people friends and are honored to be able to share their stories with you.
Sustainability is rightly in our crosshairs as we struggle to take care of our only planet and climate change is taking its toll.
Take a deep dive on essential equipment, go to gadgets, technique and how tos. From great tips to 101s, this is a growing essential guide to all things en cuisine.
Collection of stories ranging from eating the rations of a Syrian refugee to raise funds so that vulnerable people might rebuild their lives in safety, a campaign I took on again in the summer of 2021, to hunger and food security and waste.
It’s my passion and privilege to combine my love for food and entertaining with years of business and culinary experience to help clients grow their brand.
2019 Foodie Gift Guide Perfection
In case you are worried that someone left their shoes on the table, rest assured this is an in-store display at Bergdorf's. They always have the most colorful holiday displays, and its part of my holiday ritual to "window shop" inside the store. On Fifth Avenue,...
The Ration Challenge: Change Starts Here!
Are you hungry for change? Don’t know where to start to make a difference in this world? Me either. But I am lucky enough to have connected with CWS (I’m on the board) and their partner, Australian-based Act for Peace, so I can take on the challenge of eating the...
Cooks’ Gift Guide: How to Pick a Perfect Present
I have officially seen one too many cooks' gift guides where everybody's an expert on what you simply must buy for your food-loving friend, spouse, sib, kid, in-law, and more. Spoiler alert: they pretend to have your best interests in mind, but more likely they are...
Hunger: Breaking (and Sharing) Bread
I’m struck once again by the cyclical nature of the universe. Different times, different responses, same problem – a world full of hunger. This month marks seventy years since Harry Truman broadcast the first televised address from the White House. Since most...
Passion & Purpose: Laughing Tree Bakery
Hands. As in hard working hands. Hands is the word that immediately springs to mind after spending a morning in rural Michigan somewhere near Hart. (“We could give you an address, but we’re not really on the map – this will get you pretty close”, I was...
Well, hello there! I’m Katy. And I’m all about Palate & Passion & Purpose. I’ve spent my whole life weaving together a passion for food, entertaining, and enjoying family & friends with a purpose for improving the lives of others. There’s no better way to live with purpose than to break bread with others. See how that all came full circle? And…I was lucky enough to make a career out of doing so!