Welcome to Bumble & Vine! Thanks for dropping by.
I’m Lindsay – slow food believer, cookbook enthusiast, food justice crusader. This blog is sort of an experimental project for me, my second attempt at blogging after Herban Flavor. Bumble & Vine will be, among other things, an outlet for my passions, a conversation starter, and hopefully a hub for everyone who makes up the growing, however multifarious, food movement. This is for everyone from “non-cooks” to obsessed foodies to professional chefs to food justice activists – and everyone in between. I hope to draw you in with tantalizing recipes and provocative articles and while you’re here, teach you – or learn from you – something about the modern food industry, hunger in the U.S. and abroad, how to start a food truck or roast a whole chicken.
I aim to cultivate a new community here at Bumble & Vine, where we have real conversations about why food matters and how we can use it to make the world a better place. I encourage you to engage in open dialogue, challenge me and each other, express your opinions, and share your recipes.
A note about the title: in the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll admit to you that the name for this site came to me before I’d even thought of starting a second blog. Somehow the words got stuck in my head, and played off one another in such a catchy, appealing way, that I had to put them to use. And truly, I believe they subtly reflect something about the spirit of my passion for food: a deep respect for nature and an awe of our relationship to it. In referencing both bees and vineyards, I’m alluding to the magic woven by the plants and animals that nourish us, as well as the alchemy we perform in the kitchen. What I strive for, and hope to foster among others, is a harmony between those two systems of creativity: food that honors the environment and sustains our health.
I hope you’ll enjoy this site, contribute to the conversation, share it with friends. Please drop me a line if you want to have a deeper dialogue.