Hi, I’m David. I’ve always loved food. As a kid I was the last one to push away from the table–because I was eat a lot but also experimenting with how things tasted when I combined different things on my plate. Shortly after college, I quick figured I was going to need to learn some cooking if I was going to keep enjoying food. Plus, it was a nice way to impress a special date who became my wife!
Here at Cooking Chat, I share tasty, (mostly) healthy recipes, wine pairings and other food adventures. I like to build my meals around what’s in season and what’s on sale, making good use of resources and fostering creativity. We serve wine with many of our meals, and I like to pay attention to how wines work together. Most of the recipe posts here come along with a wine tip, and you can find some of my favorite pairings on our wine pairings pages.
Managing food allergies is another theme we address in a number of the blog posts on Cooking Chat. Our son is allergic to egg, nut, sesame seed and dairy. Dairy is the only of those items that we use in our recipes these days, though you might find some older posts using nuts. In addition to sharing a number of allergy friendly recipes, we also post about restaurants that we have found to be good a managing food allergy concerns.
While the recipes and wine pairings are the central focus of Cooking Chat, I do also include some blog posts on travel, including restaurants and wineries found along the way.
Want to find a recipe here? Head over to this page where you can search by season, healthy recipes, easy recipes, etc. along with any other search term that you want.
Are you a blogger looking for resources? I’ll be sharing the resources I find helpful over on this resource page.
What do I do when I’m not cooking or eating? By day, I’m president of the nonprofit I founded, Social Capital Inc. I love spending time with family, including having fun with our son on the baseball field and elsewhere. Though blog related reading has been a priority of late, I love winding up a day with a good book. (and yes, those often are food related, too!).
Disclosure statement: Linking to that resource page above is a good time to share my general disclosure statement in order to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations. Some of the posts and pages on this blog include affiliate links, and I receive compensation and/or free product for some of the posts on the site. I will disclose any such relationships in the posts where they exist in as transparent a fashion as possible. The opinions expressed on the site are entirely my own, and I will only recommend products that I trust based on my own experience with them. Where affiliate links do exist, they don’t increase your cost for the recommended product; rather, I receive a commission should you choose to buy something using those links, helping to keep this tasty content coming to you for free!
In addition to the blogging and nonprofit work, I do some social media training and consulting project work.