About Me

Hi, I'm Nancy Wittendorfer, founder and ceo of witt's culinary.  I was born in 1957 in Chicago, and lived there until I got married to my late husband.  He and I moved to san Francisco in 1985, then moved again in 1989 to Seattle, where I currently live.  We both worked for the same airline, he fueling planes, and I, at the ticket counter.  Sadly, he died in 2012, so I now go it alone.  Since retiring last year, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands, which I know is not usually the case when one retires.  But my passion for cooking has always been there, and when visiting my nieces in September, 2014, it was suggested that I turn my love of cooking into a food blog...so, here I am.  Now, enough about me, so some thoughts on the kitchen...

Back in the 60's, there seemed to be more of a sense of family.  Church was attended, meals were eaten together, weekends often included a drive, a picnic, something being made on the rotisserie of the barbecue.  Meals weren't so much eclectic, but rather of the heart, and even though they may not have been the greatest, they were prepared with love.  My mother was by no means a chef, but as I grew up, I watched and asked and learned.  And with that, so did my repertoire.  I am by no means a chef either; that said, I feel I have stretched much further than my mom in my culinary skills.  I love to cook, I love to bake and everything is from scratch.  It has been said that baking, especially, is an exact science...to me, not so much.  I feel I know enough to pour baking soda in my hand rather than using a measuring spoon, to fluff flour and shake it till even in the measuring cup without sweeping a knife over the top, to always use unsalted butter as it's butter in its purest form.  I don't have enough recipes that would fill a book, but I do have recipes that I have shared with many, many friends, and feel confident you will love them as well...how do I know this?  Because I am my own worst critic, and have no problem throwing something out that I personally wouldn't eat, because if I don't care for it, I certainly wouldn't want to share it.  And so, witt's culinary is about the love of food and the desire to share only the best of what I have to offer, from my kitchen to yours.  Now, let's get in the kitchen...

 

me as a little girl....

enjoying a drink on valentine's day...

all dressed up for a seattle seahawks game...

me on the golf course...I try...

my two kids..bobo and cassie...

 I work at Boehm's candies the month before Christmas...

I also do volunteer work a few weeks before Christmas wrapping gifts for customers in the mall with all the proceeds going to charity...

at the beach a few weeks ago, June, 2015...

4 comments:

  1. Nancy, I'm sure all the readers of this fantastic blog would enjoy seeing a photo of its author. I know you have some great shots of yourself and let's face it you are "eye candy". Your photo would add such a personal touch to what you want to convey on this blog (other bits of info about yourself wouldn't hurt either i.e. hometown, experiences etc.)
    SHUTTLE 7 frank g

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  2. This is the worst culinary blog I have ever seen. Selfies, bad receipes.....pathetic.

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    1. then I guess you should stop looking at it as you did a few weeks later. just remember the old saying, "if you can't say something nice..."

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  3. Having purchased the Kindle version on Amazon, I am loving, and tasting the heck out of it with some humor to keep me amused as I cook.
    Great Job Nancy.

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