My name is Autumn. I’m a recovering New Yorker now living in rural Arizona. My first book, Beyond Canning, was released in February 2016. Some of the places you may have seen me or my food-related work are:
- New York Times
- Edible Baja Arizona
- Serious Eats
- Remedy Quarterly
- Modern Farmer
- Heritage Radio Network
Email me at autumnmakes [at] gmail [dot] com to chat about how we might work together on your next project or event.
More about me: I love to cook (anything!), but have a sweet tooth something fierce. Black sheep ingredients get me going (pomegranate molasses? goat ricotta?!). I wait all week to go food shopping and farmer’s markets are some of my favorite places on earth. I like them for all the reasons you’ve probably heard a hundred times, but growing vegetables runs in my family so I like to support the folks that do it.
I am also a poet and if you have known many poets, you know that we tend to get extra-psyched about our food. The ritual parts of both poetry and cooking draw me in—what I write is a big part of what I cook and what I cook figures into what I write. I have a love poem about shrimp, for god’s sake. From Fall 2011 to Spring 2014, I produced Alphabet Soup, a bi-weekly podcast project about food & words.
Finally—I wasn’t going to tell you—but this blog is gluten-free. See, I have this super-fun autoimmune disease, Celiac Disease, so I can’t eat any gluten. Not even a little. I know what you’re thinking and you’re wrong—I eat well. No substitutions or good-enoughs here, just damn fine food that happens to be gluten-free.
Please be in touch!