Ciao! Welcome to Ready to Salivate. I’m Kelsey and I fully intend to make you drool with my photos and recipes as I share my love and passion for food. I currently live in New York and am a Jersey Girl at my core, but pieces of my heart reside in Florence, Rome, Los Angeles, San Francisco, D.C., and San Francisco.
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.
These are some things that get me all warm and fuzzy inside.
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.