Favorite Foodie Women

If you would have told me when I was on high school that  I’d have a food blog when I was in my twenties, I would have thought you were crazy. When I was younger, I hated everything food related. But, I guess food runs in my blood. Seriously. Not one person in my family hasn’t been in the food business.  So, here I am, writing about food every day! You can read more about my story, here. 

I first got into food by way of a few pretty cool foodie ladies, who I’d love to meet some day.

1. My momma (Obviously, I know her!)

She taught me everything I need to know in the kitchen. She whipped my butt into shape by training me when she owned a deli and everything she makes is absolutely amazing. Some would call her the soup nazi, like on Seinfeld. Seriously, no one can top her soup.

2. Paula Deen

Yes, I love this woman. Since my mom’s side is from the South, I took to her theory about butter making everything better. This woman has been through so much and she’s still just as jovial and happy as ever. I’ve tried tons of her recipes, and they’re nothing short of incredible.

3. Ruth Reichl

I’ve talked about her before , and I’ll talk about her again. This woman used to be the editor of Gourmet and used to write restaurant reviews for The New York Times. There’s no other writer like her out there and she will completely pull you in when you read her material. She’s definitely my writing inspiration.

4. Rachael Ray

Love her or hate her. People either find her hysterical or obnoxious, but I still love her. Although I think her peak was when she wasn’t doing her talk show, I still get inspiration from her recipes and I think it’s admirable that she made cooking accessible for everyone. Plus, her dog, Isaboo, is adorable.

What women have inspired you in regards to health and food?

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About Alexa

Hi! I'm Alexa, and I'm a 27-year-old living and working in Elmsford, NY. I dream about food, cooking and could bake all day long if you let me. If you have any suggestions, comments, or just want to say hi, send me an email: alexa@simpleeatsfood.com.
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9 Responses to Favorite Foodie Women

  1. What a great post! I love rachel ray too! And her dog. :)

  2. Ann Manion says:

    Hi Alexa,

    Great blog post & super selections of women to highlight.

    I turn to Ina Garten for dinner parties & special celebrations. For everyday cooking, culinary simplicity & waistline mgmt., I like Ellie Krieger’s healthy, so easy cooking style.

    What do you think of Martha?

    For a look back, you might enjoy reading the writings of MKF Fisher or Elizabeth David.

    I’d enjoy following your insights and reports on culinary female visionaries of your generation – why not spot them and let us know what you find!

  3. I love this idea for a post!

    My mom is one of my inspirations too – she’s an amazing baker! Also after reading her memoir this summer, I really admire Julia Child.

    In terms of health, I’d say it’s all the fabulous blogging ladies that have inspired me the most! :D

  4. Jenny says:

    Kimberly Snyder. I just read her book called the Beauty Detox Diet and it is all about food combining and how the order of things you put in your stomach can impact weight/energy/skin just as much as what you actually put into your body. Totally recommend!

  5. Amanda Demanda says:

    Great post. I made a paula deen apple streusel cheesecake two weeks ago because it looked so good…Don’t forget Ina! Love her as her cooking is good and her show can be somewhat comical (though I’m not sure that’s the intent…) And above all Julia Child’s. Sometimes WGBH boston shows her show on sundays. Love it!

  6. As corny as it sounds…definitely my mom and grandma! They have always had a way of eating healthy while also making some amazing and sinful dishes and desserts! I strive to be like them and to be the one giving out cooking advice instead of the one always asking for it! :-D

  7. Brittany says:

    My mama definitely tried to get me into cooking when I was younger too, but I never wanted anything to do with it. Here I am today obsesssssed with anything food related!

  8. Loved Ruth’s book with the behind the scenes peek of being a food critic! Great post

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