Beth’s Story

Beth Lee, food blogger OMG! Yummy

My Story

My name is Beth Lee and I live in San Jose, California with my husband (@dormantchef), two food-loving teenage kids, and an adorable cockapoo named Scooby. I started blogging to dig my way out of a mid-life full-time mom crisis — inspired to pursue something I didn’t learn in business school or in 15 years as a marketing communications executive, or in the last 17 years as a parent – writing about and sharing my passion for yummy food. Our family’s 2008 trip to Italy, when I realized I had succeeded in raising two passionate eaters, further fueled my own desire to share my enthusiasm for eating and cooking through a blog. With a little tech support from @techsavvyteen, I started OMG! Yummy in February of 2010.

Everybody has a Story

As I started blogging and sharing my endless enthusiasm for food, I discovered something really intriguing: the best stories are told in the kitchen and everyone who has a kitchen (or eats in one), has a story.

My food memories unfold in my bubbe’s tiny New York City kitchen which was no larger than the single cabinet, stove, sink and refrigerator it contained. Her workspace was limited but her baking talent knew no bounds. Even in her early 90s, she still greeted us with hot home-baked challah bread, whose smell sweetened the hallway of her old apartment building on Avenue N on most Friday evenings. With her inspiration still alive in me, I strive to make cooking like granny cool again, sharing recipes and stories that nourish and satisfy.How Did Bubbe Bake It - BlogHerFood aha moment

I also hope that OMG! Yummy will inspire you to get in the kitchen, gather around the dinner table, share a story, create a memory, and just enjoy a nutritious and satisfying meal with family and friends.

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13 Responses to Love in each Bite: A Weekend in Portland Oregon

  1. Sarene (FringeFood) August 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    OMG! It does sound yummy!! Love the in-the-know shout-out to Donut Wheel, too!

    • Beth Lee August 18, 2014 at 9:07 am #

      Thought you’d pick up on that :-) We should make this a destination for our FHS reunion trip one of these times.

  2. Deb August 17, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    I agree a weekend without kids is to be savored! What a fantastic trip and very tempting ideas for our next trip north!

    • Beth Lee August 18, 2014 at 9:08 am #

      Oh my gosh Deb – you would have so much fun there, especially at the Farmers’ Market!

  3. Carol Sacks August 18, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    Sounds like an amazing time — happy anniversary!!

    • Beth Lee August 18, 2014 at 9:08 am #

      Thanks Carol – as I recall right back at you!

  4. Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong August 18, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Looks like a fun weekend.. :D Love the photographs.. :)

    • Beth Lee August 18, 2014 at 9:10 am #

      Thanks Arpita – we really packed a lot in – it felt so light to travel with only adults. And what an amazing city of food and drink. Wow!

  5. Sandy August 18, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Sounds wonderful. Must visit there. we met some nice people when on our cruise last summer who live there.

  6. Betsy @ Desserts Required August 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    I am SOOOO impressed with the amount of food you were able to consume in a short trip. We could travel together anytime!

    • Beth Lee August 25, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

      I think we need to get CCN to send us both together on a press trip, right?

  7. Marye August 23, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    I love being able to virtually visit places… everything looks like a lot of fun…

    • Beth Lee August 25, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

      It was Marye. Thanks for stopping by. Glad to provide virtual travel inspiration. I often do the same reading blogs or watching House Hunters International. Daydreaming for the next trip…

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