With the talented: Little Fat Boy, Artisan Bryan, To What Place, Tavola Mediterranea, Make It Dough, Serving Dumplings, Domestikate, The Pancake Princess, Two Cups Flour, Ful-filled, Fufu's Kitchen, Omnivore's Cookbook, and more!

Never could I have imagined that I would be shortlisted for the Saveur Blog Awards, let alone win the Editors' Choice Award for "Best Food Instagram." I am beyond shocked and grateful that I earned the opportunity to meet some of the most talented bakers, cooks, photographers, bloggers, influencers, and creators. Whew, ran out of breath for that handful of words!

I have been quite emotionally invested in the food world for most of my life. I truly believed, from a young age, that a love of food equates to a love of life (super cheesy, I know). And as such, I spent my weeknights and weekends watching Julia Child and Jacque Pepin on PBS. Lidia Bastianich and Ming Tsai on Create TV. Duff Goldman and Ina Garten on Food Network. These individuals were my heroes, my celebrity idols, and individuals whose work has had a profound impact on me ever since I could remember. From then on, I knew I wanted to dabble in the food/baking world; but of course that idea was placed carefully on the back burner for the next decade...

Day 1: Street view of Over-the-Rhine neighborhood
Day 1: Outside of Findlay Market
Day 1: Wine Tasting!

Day 2: Food Styling Workshop at Kroger
Day 2: Right before the awards! Held at the American Sign Museum

Day 3: Underground Distillery Tour, I found a vintage stove!
How is this even possible?!