Written by Paula Ashley
Real People Real Food is a community whose purpose is to encourage those who cook (in other words, almost everyone!) to savor the creativity, culture, and connection with family and friends that's at the heart of everything we do in the kitchen.
We're all about food — but "Real People" comes first in our name, because people are the real reason we cook. Real people, not professional chefs, who cook for the sheer love of cooking, are the focus of our website. We refer to, take guidance from, and credit those culinary professionals who inform and inspire us, but our main purpose is to showcase and enhance the considerable talents of people we know and love who cook for their families every day.
At Real People, Real Food, "real food" means food made by human hands from the freshest possible ingredients. Sure, we'll feature canned and frozen ingredients, prepared sauces and other manufactured foodstuffs in our articles, videos and recipes from time to time — but the emphasis here is on made-from-scratch goodness that nourishes body, mind and spirit alike.
One of the great pleasures of cooking is that there is no end to what you can learn about it — and the more activity we have here at our online community, the more we'll all learn about something we love! We welcome you to Real People Real Food, and hope you'll not only become a regular visitor, but a community member and contributor to the body of knowledge available here as well.Cheers!