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An Interview with Patty’s Food, My Favorite Foodies Series

by Spicie Foodie on October 9, 2011

My Favorite Foodies, Spicie Foodie, Patty's Food

It’s been far too long since I did my last interview for Spicie Foodie’s Favorite Foodies Series, but today we shall remedy that. To get these interviews started again I’ve invited Patty of Patty’s Food to tell us a little bit more about her spectacular blog. Why is Patty’s Food one of my favorite blogs ever? She inspires me. Patty is a superbly talented baker and one I look up to. She inspires me to learn more about baking and be brave enough to do more of it. Every visit to her blog will have your taste buds tantalized and your belly asking to please fill it up with Patty’s baked goodies.

My Favorite Foodies, Spicie Foodie, Patty's Food

Patty is one of the nicest, most friendly and talented foodie bloggers around. Her blog is another one which hooked me from the first visit. I know you , that don’t know Patty, will be hooked on your first visit. So please after you’ve read Patty’s words below please stop by and pay her a visit. You will notice that this interview is in a different format than the previous ones, this is how Patty wanted to tell her story. Patty I love it and thank you so much for letting me interview you as well as allowing us to get to know more about the talent behind Patty’s Food.

Chocolate Mint French Macarons

Chocolate Mint French Macarons

I blog about what I feel like cooking every week, mostly baking which I consider to be my speciality in the kitchen. I started Patty’s Food as a way to keep track of all the new recipes I try. I look forward to spending time at home cooking, it’s my time to relax, unwind and be creative. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, especially baking breads, cakes, cookies and pies. I don’t have professional training but I have worked in a restaurant baking and making pastries. As a young person I was inspired by the women in my family who were all excellent home cooks. Later in life I was most inspired by Loretta Keller, a San Francisco chef and restauranteur who trained me to prepare pastries for her restaurant. I would say the best family traditions in my family all center around food whether it’s a picnic, wedding or Thanksgiving dinner. We always enjoyed a good spread including angel food cakes, fried chicken, roast beef, cracked crab salad, potato salad, homemade pickles, bread, rolls, cookies and candy, Everybody had their specialties and would contribute to family events. My husband and I like to splurge on wine for a special dinner which might include prime rib, scalloped potatoes and green beans followed by a homemade chocolate cake. My favorite spice without a doubt is Ginger, I like it fresh grated into salad dressings or marinades. I also like it ground and crystallized baked in breads, cookies or cakes. I would have to say that fresh herbs are my favorite ingredient- the one that inspires me the most and that I would find very difficult to cook without. My food vice is creme fraiche, almost everything is better with creme fraiche! My husband, children and grandchildren are very supportive of my food blog and most often they enjoy what I make in my kitchen. I make notes on my recipes in a journal which I refer to when I type up the recipes in my blog. My hobbies are golf, hiking, gardening, reading and a new one as a result of food blogging is photography. My goal with my food blog is to stick with it and continue to develop myself as a cook, blogger and photographer. I’ve been thinking about hosting a group in my home dedicated to baking and sharing a meal starting this December with some holiday baking.

Key Lime Rosemary Jelly and Spiced Chocolate Mission Fig Scones

Key Lime Rosemary Jelly and Spiced Chocolate Mission Fig Scones

You can find the recipes for the photos used in the graphic here:
- Pacific Dover Sole Rolls with Salmoriglio Sauce
- Tropical Rolled Spelt Cookies
- Lavender, Rosemary and Cinnamon Candied Walnuts
- Potato Zatar Focaccia
- Apple Spelt Pound Cake

Moroccan Mint Tea Shortbread Cookies

Moroccan Mint Tea Shortbread Cookies

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice October 9, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Great interview – always happy to meet other food lovers, and people that share a love of baking in particular! thanks for introducing to Patty :)

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2 Spicie Foodie October 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Thanks Yasmeen. Since you love baking you’ll really love Patty’s blog it is a great source and inspiration.

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3 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine October 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I love those cookies!

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4 Spicie Foodie October 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Hi Claudia, You must go get the recipe on Patty’s blog. They do look so yummy!

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5 Spicie Foodie October 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Patty, Thank you for letting me interview you. Also for giving us the opportunity to get to know you a little more. Love your blog, food, and photos!

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6 Patty October 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Thanks Nancy!
Such an honor and so much fun to be interviewed for your favorite foodie series, very nice to wake up to on a Sunday morning;-)

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7 Spicie Foodie October 9, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Good morning Patty :) I’m glad you had fun and the honor is for all of us getting to know more about you and your blog.

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8 Maya October 9, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Patty’s Foods one of the sites I often go to have a bit of a gawk because her food always looks so GOOD! She’s an excellent cook as well as baker, and that’s who I aspire to be someday. I really enjoyed reading more about Patty’s life story and her connection with food. Thanks for featuring her, Nancy…you always seem to find the best people to interview!

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9 Spicie Foodie October 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I love both of your websites and often search them for information and guidance. It’s been my pleasure interviewing such great people in our community.

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10 Betty @ scrambled henfruit October 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

I do love visiting Patty’s blog- it’s always a treat to see what she’s been baking. :)

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11 Spicie Foodie October 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Me too!

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12 Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) October 9, 2011 at 4:42 PM

such beautiful baking goodness. Thank you for sharing Patty with us :)

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13 Spicie Foodie October 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Aren’t they though?!

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14 Liz October 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Nancy, thanks for show casing one of my French Friday with Dorie friends!

Patty, so fun to learn more about you! How wonderful that you made pastries for a restaurant! And your photography is always top notch. Wonderful interview~

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15 Spicie Foodie October 10, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Glad you enjoyed it Liz:) !

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16 Ann October 10, 2011 at 1:52 AM

What a great interview! It’s amazing how many bloggers started their blog to keep track of their recipes…. it’s an amazing digital age we live in. Patty’s Food pictures are stunning and I look forward to seeing her site!

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17 Spicie Foodie October 10, 2011 at 8:59 AM

It really is Ann, and before we all know it we are addicted to blogging. Hehe, how funny things work. Go on and pay her a visit.

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18 Jill @ MadAboutMacarons October 10, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Really enjoyed the post from Patty and your lovely introduction. I shall check out Patty’s site after reading this. What a wonderful selection of goodies, including the macarons and these mint tea shortbread biscuits. Wow. Funny – I also love ginger and golf! Great to hear you have such a supportive family with your blog: it’s so important for motivation. Bravo, ladies!

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19 Spicie Foodie October 10, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Hi Jill, That is so wonderful that you and Patty have things in common. I’m sure as an avid baker like yourself, you will just adore Patty’s blog. Thanks for stopping by:)

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20 Sandra October 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Thanks for the introduction Nancy. I’m looking forward to getting to know Patty better, what I’ve seen so far is fantastic.

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21 Spicie Foodie October 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Hi Sandra, I’m sure you’ll really enjoy Patty’s blog.

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22 Reem | Simply Reem October 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Lovely Interview…
It always so fun to meet and get know other foodies,
Such awesome cookies… Love them.

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23 Spicie Foodie October 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Thank you :) The cookie recipe link is towards the bottom of the interview.

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24 spcookiequeen October 10, 2011 at 3:18 PM

I miss these interviews and what a great job you do with them. I adore Patty and all her tasty creations, I myself can vouch for that apple pound cake, make it you won’t be sorry. I hope Patty does have that party and that I’m on the guest list, hint, hint! (Like how I just invited myself, lol.) Great work Nancy and thanks for sharing another of my personal favorites.
-Gina-

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25 Spicie Foodie October 10, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Hi Gina, Thanks and I do have that apple pound cake on my list. Hehe, hope your invitation arrives soon :)

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26 Tanantha October 10, 2011 at 6:36 PM

I love Patty! She can make anything tasty!
Thanks Nancy for bringing back the interview series!

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27 Spicie Foodie October 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Hi Tanantha, Thanks you and it’s my pleasure :)

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28 vianney October 10, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Great interview, love Patty..need to stop by her blog and catch up!!

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29 Spicie Foodie October 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Thanks Vianney and you should!

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30 Sandra's Easy Cooking October 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Oh wow, what a great post..enjoyed reading about this fantastic blogger and her photos do look very tempting! Nicely done Nancy!

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31 Spicie Foodie October 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Thanks Sandra!

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32 Jill | Dulce Dough October 11, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Nancy this is such a nice interview! I am off to check out Patty’s blog!

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33 Spicie Foodie October 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Thank you Jill and glad to hear it!

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34 Amy @ Gastronome Tart October 11, 2011 at 9:26 AM

I have never heard about Patty’s Food. I am an avid baker and am looking forward to checking it out!

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35 Spicie Foodie October 11, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Amy, you really must stop by. I know you’ll love her blog.

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36 Magic of Spice November 8, 2011 at 8:06 PM

I am so sorry that I am so far behind…I have known Patty pretty much since I began blogging and she remains to be not only one of my favorite bloggers but one of my favorite people!
Another fantastic interview Nancy, hugs to you both!

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37 Spicie Foodie November 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Thanks Alisha. I’m sure Patty will appreciate your sentiment.

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