Tuesday, January 8, 2008


As a perpetual student in the kitchen, I’m always buying a new ingredient at the market, reading a cookbook, collecting food props for photography, browsing the kitchen gadget stores or daydreaming about my next food and travel destination.

I have been collecting recipes ever since winning a recipe contest when I was 10 years old. Now I write about my food experiences on my blog and share my encounters with food both locally and during my travels. I also enjoyed the table-side of the kitchen as a restaurant reviewer for a local commuter newspaper, and I continue to freelance as a food editor for a magazine called Taste&Travel. In 2009, I completed Basic Cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa. As well, I've dabbled in some fun baking groups like Tuesdays with Dorie and Daring Bakers where I could bake and test my creativity.

Here are some other highlights:

• mentioned on Food52 news for my blog post called Bringing Mexico Home: Huevos Divorciados
• recognized on The Oprah Magazine website for a variation on a recipe by Dorie Greenspan, May 2011
• mentioned twice in The New York Times in the “What We’re Reading” column of the Diner’s Journal, July and August 2011
• mentioned in Ottawa Magazine, October 2011
• wine and food columnist for Natalie Maclean's blog, 2011
• won two photography awards from DMBLGIT and published photos in Taste&Travel magazine

To contact me, please email. I am available for freelance work in food and travel writing and photography. Click here to see my photography portfolio. I hope you'll visit often and share your passion for food and travel with me.

Thanks for dropping by!
Shari Scheske

My Profile
Since some readers have asked, here's a list of the
photographic equipment I use:
• Nikon D80 and more recently Nikon D7000
• Sigma 17-70mm 1:2.8-4.5 lens
• Nikon 50mm 1:1.8 lens
• Manfrotto tripod
• Nikon Speedlight SB-600 (usually just in restaurants)
• Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 software for tethered shooting

My Posts
On Tastespotting
On FoodGawker
On Liqurious

On Photograzing

Coffee and Vanilla Beautiful Blog Award


Thip from Bonbini!~ my very first blog award, so it meant a lot, especially from someone as talented as Thip!! ~Andreea from On [Glorious] Food and Wine
Karen from Something Sweet by Karen
Laura from She's Cookin' Now

Clara from i heart food 4 thought

Carrie from Carrie's Kitchen Creations

Mary Ann from Meet Me in the Kitchen
Natashya from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies

Holly from Phe/Mom/enon

Anne from Anne Strawberry

Chriesi from Almond Corner
Darina from Gratinée

Jacque from Daisy Lane Cakes
Esther & Hannah from Del Sisters Kitchen

Nikki from Nik Snacks

Karen from Something Sweet by Karen
Don & Jenn from FoodiePrints







Web Mentions

Ottawa Foodies Wiki

Snippet & Ink: Daily Wedding Inspiration (Board "201: White & Lime")
Snippet & Ink: Daily Wedding Inspiration (Board "301: Mojito in Miami")
~ Lime Sorbet (May and October 2008) ~

Super Roundups (NOTCOT)
~ French Onion Soup and Pecan Honey Sticky Buns (May 2008) ~

Wonderment "Where to even begin"
~ Lime Sorbet (May 2008) ~

Apartment Therapy - The Kitchn - Seen, noted, and found delicious. 06.09.08
~ French Chocolate Brownie Popsicles (June 2008) ~

~ French Food Blogs (June 2008) ~

A Life (Time) of Cooking
~ Limeade (July 2008) ~

~ Chocolate Pudding (July 2008) ~

Coffee Tickle
~ Glace au café (Coffee ice cream) (July 2008) ~

Culinarty - 10 Original Food Photos #2~ Choux Swan (July 2008) ~

Food Blog Gallery
~ (July 2008) ~

Eat It, Atlanta
~ Lobster Bisque (August 2008) ~

Chocolate Bytes - Chocolate Treats From Around the Web
~ Quintuple Chocolate Brownies (September 2008) ~

Real Epicurean - More Zebra Cake Nonsense
~ Black-and-White Banana Loaf (September 2008) ~

Parisian Party - French Wedding Tradition: Le Trou Normand
~ Granité au Calvados (Calvados sorbet) (September 2008) ~

the back burner - The companion blog to Key Ingredient - Key Ingredient Featured Blogger
~ Consommé Madrilène (Chilled Consommé with Red Peppers and Tomatoes) (September 2008) ~

Bites from Other Blogs by Baking Bites
~ Pumpkin Chai Tarts (October 2008) ~
Burkbum (November 2008)

Featured on Blogged November 21, 2008
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins baked in cookie cutters

Blog of the Week at Make and Takes for week of December 16, 2008

Design Crush ~ Gingerbread Cookie Cups (February 2009) ~

the mushroom channel ~ Bar à la Normande (Sea Bass with Mushrooms and Cream) (February 2009) ~

Food and Drink, Blogher: How to Make Vegetable, Meat, Chicken, or Fish Stock and Five Reasons You Should Be Doing It by Kalyn Denny ~ Basic Recipe for Brown Stock and Fumet de Poisson (Fish Stock with wine) (February 2009) ~
Featured Recipe at Specialty Produce~ Dimply Plum Cakes in Passion Fruit Cups (March 2009) ~

Good for the Palate: Post on Food and Photography (May 2009)

My Ears Are Burning

Discussion about "The basic recipes chefs should know" at Discuss Cooking Community

Our Secret Ingredients - Tuesdays with Dorie Recognition

The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart
French Chocolate Brownies
Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler


My photos have been featured on the following blog:
KidCity Blog — Everything Kids

Listed as one of Chef Michael Blackie's favorite food blogs
in an interview with Food Network Canada
"10 Questions with Chef Michael Blackie of CheF*Off"

Cooking Clubs
Whisk Wednesdays
Tuesdays with Dorie
Daring Bakers
Sugar High Fridays

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MacWithoutAManual said...

I've always admired the work you've done here on this blog. You deserve big things!