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.
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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!