Featured Food Blogger

Tammy Donroe


Tammy is the author of Food on the Food, she currently lives outside of Boston, MA.

What is your family's origin?
I'm third-generation Italian on my father's side. From my mother's side, I'm a mongrel mix of German, English, Irish, French-Canadian (Acadian, actually), and the tiniest drop of Mi'kmaq (a Native American tribe in Nova Scotia).

What is your current occupation?
I'm a freelance writer and mother of two.

Where do you get your culinary inspiration from?
My family is my greatest inspiration. In fact, part of my blog is dedicated to the family recipes that have been handed down since the 1800s. Since both of my grandmothers were fabulous cooks, I hope to apply that same passion to my own family.
But, I also derive a lot of inspiration from the funny things that happen on the path to deliciousness. Or disgustingness, as the case may be.

Why did you start blogging?
Blogging started as a way to stay regimented with writing in the downtime between freelance work. But more than that, it has become a way to connect with other like-minded people around the world, and to provide an easy, accessible way to share what I love about food. I highly recommend it.

whats your favorite thing about cooking?
It's the closest thing in this life to magic. Take a few ingredients, mix them together, and if you're lucky, you'll be rewarded with something good. Actually, part of what I love about cooking is the process of demystifying it. But, I always want some element of magic to remain.

Take rice, sugar, and milk, for instance. Alone they're pretty good. But cook them together for an hour and the result is a million times better than the sum of its parts. Why is rice pudding so good? I still don't know.

Besides cooking what is something you like do on your spare time?
Spare time? I'm sorry, I don't understand the question.

Here are some of Tammy's favorite recipes from her blog:

Cappellettis (Italian pork dumplings in soup)
Aloo gobi (Indian cauliflower and potatoes
Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish garlic shrimp)
Rice Pudding
Pignoli (Italian pine nut cookies)