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Buy on Amazon You guys, I adore this book. My tastebuds love it even more. So much flavor and vibrancy in Michael's recipes. What's even more special is [...]

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This book needs no introduction. No cookbook library is complete without it. Photos by me (Jessica). Top 3 Dishes —1— Herb Pie (pg 251) —2— Chocolate Krantz Cakes (pgs 284–285) —3— It’s [...]

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We’re Catherina (left) and Jessica (right), and we feel delighted that you’re here. Welcome! Gathering with friends—old and new—around a delicious meal is one of our favorite things to do.

Sadly, people’s social lives are shifting away from the personal face-to-face experience, and more toward the single isolated screen. Yeah, no thanks!

So, we’ve created this site to inspire you to reach out and connect with others (or reconnect with old friends). It’s way more than a food blog . . . Continue

— Open Your Home —
Even if it’s just a little messy.

— Open Your Fridge —
Or the drawer filled with takeout menus.

— Open Your Heart —
And remember what it feels like to be human.



We want A Taste for Living to be breath of fresh air in this crazy wild world wide web. Our hope is for our words to inspire + empower you to open up your home, host a simple gathering (or grand event) and create delicious memories.

Unofficial Rule No. 1: You don’t have to be a good cook in order to be a great host.
In a world that’s virtually connected via the Internet + social media, we’re not feeling the same type of “connection” at home or in person. There is an epidemic of loneliness happening, and we aim to focus on fun ways to bring people together—people from all different walks of life.

Food is a vehicle for giving and receiving love. Therefore, our efforts at inspiring true connection begin with the home. Or more specifically, the dining table.
We respect your time, and we promise to create content that is Authentic + Accessible + Actionable. Cultivating togetherness is huge part of how we live, and our site will reflect that same focus.

In all that we write + create: we will be transparent; our content will speak to you vs. over you; and our various insights + advice will be relevant.
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A Taste for Living is filled with inspiration for cooking, hosting, and celebrations. The world is craving more offline connection. That is our focus, we invite you to join us in making delicious memories!

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