About Carol

Hi!  I’m Carol Blymire.  By day, I work in public policy and media here in Washington, DC.  I wrote the award-winning blog French Laundry At Home and I’m currently entertaining myself by cooking my way through the Alinea cookbook and trying not to screw shit up.

From time to time I write about food and pop culture for The Washington Post. I’m also working with Chef Mike Isabella on his book Flavors From a Jersey Italian (coming out Fall 2012).  I’ve helped develop and test recipes for other cookbooks, and do a fair amount of ghostwriting I can’t tell you about.  I’ve been blogging since the early 2000s, which means I am old.  I’m also on Twitter (@CarolBlymire), so if you want to follow me there, please do.

I cook, I garden, I read a lot, I watch a metric ton of television, and I have a dog named Dexter who thinks that 5:30 a.m. is a really good time to get up in the morning.  I like steak frites with a glass of rosé, good hair days, April Fool’s Day, strong coffee, Nerdist podcasts, penguins and otters, a clean kitchen, my neighborhood, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, stationery, good table manners, white hydrangeas, people who use “your” and “you’re” correctly, ’80s music, kitchen design, Napa, Evernote, my friends, Rock Band, and Fiji bottled water.

I dislike cats, lilies, cilantro, tree pollen, when women wear too much perfume, false modesty, the word “moist,” also the word “wallet,” eye cheese, Celine Dion, texting, the sound of someone hocking a loogie, woo-hooing in bars, gluten, talking about medical procedures in restaurants, high-fiving, and PT Cruisers.

You can contact me here.