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 PMA Fresh Summit: Produce in the Digital Age

  1. Mimi of Mimi Avocado November 2, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Wow! What a detailed and complete recap you have done! It was such a pleasure to share this experience with you and all the others on #TeamFreshSummit. Hope to see you again!

    • Beth Lee November 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

      Thanks Mimi – once I started writing it was hard to leave stuff out and there was still more to cover! What a great 3 days it was! Hope to work with you and see you soon again too!

  2. cristina November 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Really great recap, Beth…it was like being on the Expo floor with you! ;)

    Love the intro image of those colorful and gorgeous bell peppers. Looking forward to the fig posts!

    • Beth Lee November 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

      Thanks Cristina. I loved yours as well. Your eye with the camera and for layout is really outstanding. Those peppers look like pumpkins don’t they??!!

  3. Rachel November 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Great recap Beth! I can’t wait to see what you do with the figs–And I too have my calendar marked for Atlanta next year! :) Hooray for #TeamFreshSummit!!

    • Beth Lee November 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

      Well mine didn’t have a music video to start, just peppers that look like pumpkins, but I had to roll with it :-) Can’t wait to see you in Atlanta next year and if you need to warm up before then, we have room for you in San Jose!

  4. Sarene (FringeFood) November 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Looks like you learned a lot and had a tasty time doing it!

    • Beth Lee November 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

      Super interesting conference and expo – can’t wait to go again next year!

  5. sandy corman November 3, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    What beautiful pictures and sounds like a great time. The picture of those orange peppers is really a keeper.

    • Beth Lee November 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

      They look like shiny pumpkins don’t they?

  6. Oakley @ Frieda's November 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Thank YOU for stopping by our booth on your way! It was a pleasure meeting you. I hope I didn’t get you all Jackfruit-sticky! LOL

    • Beth Lee November 7, 2014 at 7:07 am #

      You’re welcome Oakley! Loved your booth and would have enjoyed spending even more time with you guys. Love your produce and your spirit! I didn’t get jackfruit-sticky but you guys must have been!


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