Welcome to Artful Gourmet
I’m Kristen Hess: food fanatic, amateur chef/home cook, food writer, stylist and photographer living in New York City. I have worked in advertising for the past 20 years, and most recently have studied food writing, styling and photography, culinary video production and a series of recreational and intensive cooking classes including French, Italian, Spanish, Tuscan, Provencal, Thai, Malaysian, and Fine Cooking at The Institute of Culinary Education, Parsons New School, Gotham Writers/NY Times Knowledge Network and the International Center of Photography in NYC. I am also a contributing food writer for Downtown Magazine, eDiningNews.com, TavernDirect.com, Technorati.com, Suite101.com, Nearsay.com and Examiner.com.
My food blog is the product of plenty of late nights of planning and dreaming, reading and writing, cooking and eating, and styling and shooting. My purpose is to share my passion and love for cooking and food and travel, alongside with my creative expressions of it through writing, design and photography.
I’ll be dedicating myself to updating content weekly, with stories and photos around food and cooking, recipes and cooking techniques, restaurant reviews, chef and local artisan interviews, stories on foodie neighborhoods, local markets and favorite food finds in New York City and other places I have lived in and traveled to around the world. This blog is a creative journalistic view on the food scene, and I hope it is a source of inspiration to others through sharing my own culinary experiences, recipes and stories with those as passionate about food as I am.
I’m am proud to be a part of the online food community and look forward to sharing my stories and experiences with you all – Bon Appetit!
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