The Time Has Come
I created The Kitchen Illiterate over six years ago, when I decided that I should probably learn to cook some foods that didn’t come out of boxes. It has been a wonderful adventure: I discovered a whole world that didn’t exist to me before this. I learned so much and developed a passion for good food and a comfort in taking up my place in front of the stove.
Over those six years, the world of food blogging has grown into something substantial and mature. When I started, there were a handful of people taking pictures in their kitchens and sharing their experiences, both successful and, ahem, less so. Now, the internet is full of so much breathtaking work: incredible photography, innovative cooking, witty and insightful writing. I take great pleasure in living in a time when ordinary people can showcase their amazing skills on the web, and can share what we create easily and inexpensively.
For those of you who have followed my growth as a cook, enjoyed my recipes, and given me encouragement and support, thank you so much for being part of this with me. I’ve realized recently that this space is one that I no longer feel that I need, but it, and you, have been so important to my culinary education (not to mention my growth as a writer and photographer). Lately, I’ve found that cooking has been woven into the fabric of my daily life so deeply that I no longer feel the impulse or need to share it. While I still have so much to learn, my desire to record it all has waned, and so I think it’s time for me to say good bye to The Kitchen Illiterate.
The site will not disappear, so if you’ve got recipes bookmarked, don’t worry! You’ll still be able to access them. But I won’t be updating here anymore.
Of course, I am still writing, and occasionally even about food. If you’d like to keep up with my crafting, cooking, and general homebody-ing ways, you can find me at laurapants.com. Thank you so much for reading, sharing, and being part of this experience with me.