On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Sydney Kramer was one of the few families she knew in suburban Chicago that ate sushi regularly in the 90’s, which seemed contrary to her mother’s subscription to all the low-fat this and sugar-free-that diet trends of the time (e.g. Weight Watchers, Jennie Craig). When Sydney left for college, she began documenting what she cooked for her roommates via LiveJournal as a hobby, but it wasn’t a “blog” per se, well, not until she found sites like TasteSpotting and realized there were others out there posting photos of their food in the same manner. Once people started asking for recipes, she launched The Crepes of Wrath, with the intention of of it being whimsical, fun, and never too fussy (e.g. Shake-N-Bake, cake mixes, ramen). She left her job as an operations manager at Business Insider, and is now an editor at Vice MUNCHIES, fully committed to food media, and deliciously so, with recipes like, Pumpkin Pie Layer Cake with Buttercream Frosting, Old Fashioned Pumpkin Slab Pie with Bourbon & Bitters, S’mores Cinnamon Rolls with Graham Cracker Dough, and Waffle Maple & Sausage Stuffing with Cranberries. Hear how Sydney’s musings earned her blog a finalist bid as Saveur’s Most Delicious in 2015, and what’s in store for years to come!
“I also try to make it personal because I don’t want anyone to ever think that ‘I live in Brooklyn, and I go to the Farmers Market every weekend, and we go to fabulous restaurants, and eat fabulous food, and I spend $500 a week on food.’ I want to make sure there’s a human being behind the pretty pictures.” [8:05]
–Sydney Kramer on THE FOOD SEEN