Welcome! I’m happy you’re here. You can call me Kate, which is one of many nicknames, or Kathryne, which is my full first name. Either way, I’m a 20-something self-taught photographer and cook from Oklahoma. I recently moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in search of new adventures.
You should know that I’m totally obsessed with food. I daydream about new recipes. I devour cookbooks. I read up on food policy and nutrition. I love photographing food and hope my photos inspire you to step into the kitchen to cook a delicious, healthy meal.
Above all, I love eating food, especially while in the presence of good company. Good food in good company—does it get any better than that?
I believe that cooking should be fun and recipes, flexible. I choose not to cook meat, so all of the recipes on Cookie and Kate are vegetarian. I believe in eating whole foods, which are foods that are as close to their source as possible. I’m also an avid supporter of the occasional indulgence, and I laugh with friends over drinks as often as possible.
This blog is all about celebrating good food—real, sustainable food that delights the senses and nourishes the body.
Cookie is a jaunty, friendly gray-and-black speckled mutt. She is my four-legged assistant, chief crumb catcher and the best companion a girl could ask for.
I adopted Cookie in the summer of 2009. She came with her name and nothing more. Whether she was named for being smart as a cookie, or for looking like cookies and cream, the name suits her.
After five years of referring to Cookie as a “mystery mutt,” I finally caved and ordered a DNA test. My beloved pup is half schipperke and half dachshund/Australian coolie mix.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a seven-year-old Nikon dSLR. Please see my food photography tips for food bloggers page to learn more.
Can I publish your photos or recipes on my blog/website?
Thank you for asking. Please refer to my photo and recipe policy for details.
Do you do sponsored posts, freelance recipe development, writing and/or food photography?
Yes, I do! Let’s talk.