Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...
Logout / Welcome

Kit Graham's interview

Interview by Gitanjali Interview by Gitanjali

We interviewed Kit Graham!

Visit the blog: The Kittchen.

See profile page and recipes

Hello Kit Graham, so tell us...

What is the food philosophy behind your blog?

My food philosophy is everything in moderation. I try to keep things on the healthy side, but I also believe that you need to indulge sometimes. I really want to inspire people to try something new - whether it is cooking a new recipe, trying a food for the first time, or traveling to a new city.

Are you involved in the blogging community - how do you attract new readers?

I am very involved in the blogging community. I help run the Windy City Blogger Collective which is a group for Chicago based bloggers. I think that networking and collaborating with others is the best way to attract new readers, and WCBC fosters those collaborations.

Who are your culinary influences?

I love watching the Food Network and reading food magazines like Food & Wine and Cooking Light. I also find lots of inspiration at restaurants in Chicago.

Tell us a little bit about the Windy City Blogger Collective that you founded.

WCBC came to be because we saw a need for a blogging community in Chicago. I started it along with 4 other bloggers, and we launched in January of this year. Our goal is to create a community to support, encourage, and inspire bloggers. Since launching, WCBC has grown to over 150 members, and they really are the nicest most fun people. I truly believe that we are stronger as a team, and I have met the most amazing people through WCBC.

What is your earliest food memory?

When I was 2, I remember that our VCR was broken because someone put at Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich in it. It was the 80s, and VCRs had a compartment that popped up for your to slide the VHS into. So putting a sandwich in the compartment and then closing it... let's just say it was a long time before the VCR was working again. My family doesn't know who put the sandwich in the VCR. I blame my sister, she blames me. I am sure that isn't the type of food memory you had in mind, but I love this story.

Do you have a secret ingredient, a product you use a lot that is unexpected or that helps you save time?

My favorite secret ingredient is lemon. I love adding it to everything. I cooking with whiskey too. My favorite way to save time is to take little shortcuts, fresh pasta cooks more quickly than dried pasta, buying a rotisserie chicken and using it as an ingredient can save lots of time, I love little hacks like that.

Is there any dish, ingredient or type of food you refuse to cook? Or anything that you refuse to eat?

I will try anything, but generally I am not a big fan of seafood
seafood - which is odd since I am from Maine.

What are your goals for your blog? Where would you like to see it in the next year? Five years?

Tough question. A year ago I never ever thought that I would be where I am today - so it is difficult to place a goal on where I will be a year from today. I would love to get to the point where I can be self employed and support myself from blogging and freelance work.

My worst food flop was...

When I was a teenager I forgot that I was making a grilled cheese, and let's say I remembered that I was making it when the smoke alarm went off. It's funny that I did this since I am considered a grilled cheese expert today. I work The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook in 2013, and my grilled cheese skills have greatly improved since I epically burnt that grilled cheese in high school.

Thank you Kit Graham for answering our questions and see you soon!
Published by Gitanjali - 09/03/2014

If you are a blogger, a chef, working in the food industry or have a website about food and cooking, and you would like to share with our community, please contact us!
We would be happy to feature you on our site.

Comment on this interview