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.
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a five-year-old Nikon D80 dSLR. Please see my food photography tips for food bloggers page to learn more.
Do you do freelance recipe development, writing and/or food photography?
Yes, I do!
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 accept products to review, or do giveaways?
I occasionally accept product samples and cookbooks when I am genuinely interested in them. If I love the product, I may mention it on my blog in a relevant post. I will also consider doing a giveaway if it is of high value to my readers.
Do you publish sponsored posts, or guest posts?
I consider sponsored post opportunities when the brand aligns well with my philosophy. However, I don’t accept guest posts because I prefer to write the content on this blog myself.
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 two years ago; 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. The vet and I think she’s part Australian shepherd but the rest is a mystery.