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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20 Responses to Discovering The Building Blocks of Mexican Cuisine with Chef Rick Bayless

  1. sandycorman December 3, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Sounds like you had a great time with rick bayless. Have watched him many times on PBS.

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:21 am #

      Yup – and he was such a great teacher in person.

  2. Sarene December 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    What a fab day! How lucky you were to learn from a master chef like Rick Bayless. (Didn’t know about getting avos from a Mexican market. I’ll do that from now on.)

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:22 am #

      So many great tips – he is an awesome teacher.

  3. linda December 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Looks like a great day. Are you going to tell us the name of the restaurant?

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:24 am #

      Hi Linda – I will email you the name of the Mexicatessen and Butchery – there is a weird old law that doesn’t allow you to name a restaurant with a liquor license if you are sponsored by a liquor company. But it was ok to mention the non-liquor licensed bakery. Go figure.

  4. The Food Hunter December 4, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    What an awesome experience!

    • Beth Lee December 4, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks for stopping by. It really was terrific – had to keep pinching myself!

  5. Cassie December 4, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Nice, I didn’t realize you won the cookbook! I kept trying, but no luck, so I’m adding it to my holiday wish list :) So great to meet you, Beth!

    • Beth Lee December 5, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Great meeting you too – let’s meet for a lunch crawl or something soon! It was really fun to hang out with you.

  6. Becky Winkler December 5, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    This sounds like a fabulous trip! I’m definitely going to try out those guacamole tips :)

    • Beth Lee December 5, 2014 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Becky. I can’t wait until avocado season starts again…

  7. Alison December 5, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    How fascinating! Lucky you:) New follower from CCN.

    • Beth Lee December 5, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      Nice to meet you Alison. Yes, I felt very lucky to participate. It was a great experience.

  8. Betsy @ Desserts Required December 6, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    What a fantastic experience, Beth. Each stop had my mouth watering for what you were describing. I loved Chef Bayless’ tips, too.

    I am not a beer drinker but will, happily, share this with my beer drinking friends!

    • Beth Lee December 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

      Thanks Betsy! He was such a good teacher — I was so glad I made the trip up to the city.

  9. Christina Lakey | Food Apparel December 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Soooooooo jealous! But seriously, I love Rick Bayless. What an awesome experience!

    • Beth Lee December 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Christina. Chef Bayless was a terrific source of information and inspiration.

  10. Carol Sacks December 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Sounds like you had a fun and delicious day!

    • Beth Lee December 9, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

      I did! It was an “I am very lucky to be a food blogger” moment for sure!

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