Ciao! Welcome to Ready to Salivate. I’m Kelsey and my goal for this space is to make you drool while simultaneously sharing my love and passion for food. I’m a 26-year-old Jersey girl living in New York City after spending two years in Los Angeles. LA was great, but I’m ecstatic to be back on the east coast wherein resides my heart and soul.
From snacking to socializing to celebrating, food has been a focal point in my life since I could chew. I grew up as my mom’s sous chef in the kitchen — from committing her great grandmother’s pie crust recipe to memory, to including our family pot roast in an elementary school recipe book, to making a 25-paper-thin layer cake for New Year’s Eve, to becoming a vegetarian, I have always loved food.
A few things you might want to know about me. (Or, maybe you don’t want to know, but I’m going to tell you anyway).
I love the six of these people more than I could ever begin to tell you.
I also have the greatest group of friends in the universe.
I don’t like bananas at all, but I do like banana bread.
The majority of my food photos are taken with my iPhone…
…but some are taken with my Nikon D3100. I use a 50mm/1.8 lens and I adore it.
I would choose dessert over the bread basket any day of the week.
I don’t miss meat. Really, I don’t. I doubt I’ll ever eat chicken again, but I might make an exception for bacon and/or prosciutto.
My two favorite restaurants in the world are Gjelina in Venice, California and Quattro Leoni in Florence, Italy.
Yoga is my favorite form of physical activity.
Part of my soul will forever be in Rome.
I’m inspired by sunsets, love stories, veganism, skinny lattes, breakfast pizza, vineyards, and Nantucket fog.
Chandelier is my favorite [English] word.
This is the single most romantic thing I have ever read. I have a feeling it will be incorporated into my wedding celebrations someday.
Champagne is always a good choice.
Ready to salivate? Bon appétit, cin cin, egészégedre, buen provecho, cheers.