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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4 Responses to Happy Holidays from OMG! Yummy

  1. Gretchen December 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm #


    Happy Hannukah to you and your family. Thanks for all the wonderful, tempting and mouthwatering recipes! You have expanded my repertoire and my enjoyment. This week, I have organized 10 years of recipe clippings (yes! paper!) and in the “stacks” I found numerous wonderful items from you! Bruce is helping me to get the many folders into tip top shape.

    Speaking of Tip Top….I have a fresh bottle of Pernod and see chicken with mandarins in our future.

    Here’s to a 2015 filled with many more cooking adventures.


    • Beth Lee December 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

      Ah yes – the recipe clippings – I have those too! Now I try my best to always put what I want to save into Evernote but I have many wonderful recipes in paper going so far back!

      You inspire me too Gretchen. I look forward to cooking with you in 2015 and by the way – the chicken w Jerusalem artichokes and saffron and tarragon is possibly as good as the clementine one. OMG!

      Hope you had a wonderful Hannukah and are looking forward to a fabulous 2015.

  2. Sarene (FringeFood) December 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Thank you, my dear friend, for each delightful bit of Tasting Jerusalem you shared with our global cooking community in 2014. Looking forward to many more flavor adventures in 2015!

    • Beth Lee December 25, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

      Me too! I just found a great Instagram post to kick off the new year for TJ – using our very first ingredient – sumac! and in such a unique way! Here’s to many more culinary discoveries in 2015 my very dear friend and TJ partner.

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