Tracy Sarich

Tracy Sarich began writing about food to document her family’s food traditions and celebrate their special brand of craziness. Now, she writes about food in order to inspire home-cooks to feel confident and comfortable at their stove. She lives by the mantra “if you don’t like (some food), you probably haven’t had a good one.” She finds inspiration from blending the flavors of her mom's and grandmother’s kitchen - incorporating foods from Croatia, Slovania, South Africa, India, England, Malaysia, the U.S. – and finding ways to inspire others to try new flavors and enjoy foods that they thought they might otherwise not like. When she’s not at the stove and writing about food, she works as the Executive Director of Children’s Trust Foundation; tries to keep her energetic border collie, Sugar, busy and well-fed; spends time exploring the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island with her husband, John Chase, on their sailboat (“Valerie May”, named after her culinary-marvel Mom); and spends entirely too much time in local food markets, grocery stores, and farmers' markets looking for inspiration.

Contact Tracy Sarich: tsarich@foodista.com

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June 23, 2011

Milk

Every night during my childhood my mom tucked me in, gently kissing my small puckered lips. The scent of her freshly washed face and night cream smelled like love. Many nights, she gave me a warm...

October 25, 2008

quinoa

This recipe for quinoa is one of the best I've ever made.  It's easy and rich - substantial enough to stand up to a steak dinner, but still delicate enough to be served with fish. ...

October 21, 2008

Photo: adactio Last night I made an absolutely delicious roast chicken, the recipe for which I must share. It started with the desire to have rice with a yummy gravy - led me to pick up a chicken...

October 18, 2008

Tonight Barnaby, Sheri, and my husband John and I are joining other friends and Barnaby's parents for dinner. We are making Donna Brazile's mama's gumbo from her book Cooking with Grease: Stirring...

October 4, 2008

Photo: shelley_ginger Halloween - the costumes, trick-or-treats, and the fact that my parents got married  on Halloween 39 years ago - is my favorite holiday. Humor and a deep friendship has been...

September 30, 2008

Photo: makani5 On evenings when I'm alone, I love a simple dinner of rice with butter and kim chee, and I really like to pile it on.  The hotter the better.  Whether made with cabbages or radish, I...

September 29, 2008

Photo:  stu_spivack Last week I found something new - Casina Rossa Honey & Hot (Acacia Honey with Hot Pepper) - that I simply must share.  Honey as beautiful as it is sweet and hot.  A...

September 27, 2008

Photo: Harris Graber I love red onions. Their mild sweetnest, color, and versatility make this particular onion one of my absolute favorites. Recently I canned pickled red onions and have to...

September 26, 2008

Photo: jspatchwork Pasta with a simple tomato sauce is one of my favorite comfort foods, filling the kitchen with sweet, rich smells. My sister Jody, an excellent cook, taught me this recipe...

September 25, 2008

  Photo: rfarmer Members of the herring family, anchovies are tiny silver fish that are most frequently packed in olive oil and salt.  My love of this small fish began when I lived in Rome.  I simply...

September 24, 2008

Photo: Harris Graber My husband has a heart of gold, the patience of Job, and a cast-iron – no, asbestos – stomach. He’s a man so in love with the hot stuff that he orders the “porn star – xxx” box...

September 24, 2008

barbecue baked beans

Editor's Note: We are happy to welcome Tracy Sarich as a new contributor to the Foodista blog. For many, family recipes are secrets – passed down father to son, mother to daughter...

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