About

Liren Baker | www.kitchenconfidante.com

photo courtesy Chandara Phanachone

Hi, I’m Liren.  I am a mother of two and wife to one, currently based in the SF Bay Area, land of fresh foods and sublime wine.  I have lived in foodie meccas such as New York (where I was born and raised), Chicago, and Los Angeles.

I am inspired by the beauty of food, what it represents, what it invokes, and what we can create out of it.

While I started Kitchen Confidante in the early part of 2010, in many ways, this blog has been over 15 years in the making. When I began cooking in earnest, I learned to cherish recipes that remind me of family, friends and life events – this space allows me to share my battered, overstuffed recipe binder and the stories behind them. Along the way, I have found that my blog gives voice to my creative side, whether it is developing my own recipes or working on my photography.

I also can’t help but share the vibrant culinary culture I have learned to embrace in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of the most rewarding aspects of blogging is connecting  with a world of like-minded people. I enjoy meeting and telling the stories behind passionate local food artisans and wine makers. And I love hearing back from readers who take the time to tell me when they try a recipe!

I plan to share with you anything I find truly worthy of a place in the kitchen.  It may be an ingredient, a wine, a recipe – anything that enhances our escapades in the kitchen and makes our taste buds smile.  I hope you enjoy it and visit again soon!

New to my site? Welcome! There’s a lot to explore, but if you want a good place to get started, might I suggest some family favorites? These are the recipes that get cooked over and over and over again.

Looking for ways to work together? I would love to hear from you!