Hi! Welcome to A Woman Who Eats. I’m Maddy (one of many women who eat). I’m a lover of goat cheese, feeding my friends, caramelized onions, and eating ice cream out of the container.
I was raised in North Carolina by a Californian father who taught me to love tacos, and a mother from Indiana who taught me to love ice cream (hard lessons to learn, I know). I spent high school at a boarding school near Philadelphia, learning about WaWa and water ice and also useless things like statistics and physics.
I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I double-majored in American Studies (totally a real major) and Food Studies (85% real major) and minored in Journalism. I wrote my honors thesis about barbecue and the American South.
I now live in Birmingham, Alabama where I work at Food & Wine magazine.
Feeding people (and myself) is my love language. This site is my record of the ingredients and flavors I use to speak that language. It is also my attempt at providing myself an outlet for my food-related thoughts (read: all my thoughts). Basically, I'm redirecting all the pasta-related words in my brain in order to prevent my friends from hating me and my pasta-obsessed brain.