Who am I?
Hello! I’m Katie Walter and I enjoy food – cooking it, eating it, reading about it and writing about it. I cook simply, from scratch and seasonally; avoiding processed foods, when possible. For the past year I’ve been teaching cooking classes out of my home, which is great fun! At first I emailed the class recipes, but as I’ve gotten a broader audience I’ve decided a blog is a better way to share all this food information, including food stories and restaurant recommendations from my travels. In my past lives I’ve done a bit of catering, co-authored a cookbook “Some Like It Hot” (Chronicle Books, 2005) and put in some time at America’s Test Kitchen in Boston. After spending 4 years abroad in London, I’m back living in Lexington, Massachusetts, with my husband, David, and two hungry daughters, Libby and Molly.
Why Two Aprons?
Back in my Chicago days, a friend and I offered our culinary skills to the highest bidder to raise money for local charities – and Two Aprons was born. That led to some paid catering gigs, but just as we were gaining momentum, I relocated to Boston for David’s job. So though that was the end for those Two Aprons, as an American expat now living in London (after a subsequent David job relocation), the Two Aprons theme continues with my balancing of the American and the British. I love them both and am learning to embrace the British, but not forgetting my American roots (easy to remember when I have dozens of American cookbooks staring at me from my bookshelf…and my big bag of Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chips!).