Hi! I’m Kristianne, the writer behind My San Francisco Kitchen. I started this food blog back in 2011 during graduate school for a break from studying for my PharmD, and a desire to organize and share my recipes! I currently live in one of the most amazing cities on earth – San Francisco, CA – in a small apartment with a tiny kitchen! I grew up cooking and baking all of the time with my mom in southern California, who has one of the biggest kitchens I have ever seen. When I moved up to the city for graduate school, I went from dream kitchen to having no more than 1 foot of counter space. I cook everyday and I absolutely love cooking and baking. I practically live in my kitchen. Just hand me a bowl, skillet, knife & some ingredients and I’m the happiest girl in the world!
I enjoy trying new recipes, but I have also accumulated tried-and-true recipes (thanks Mom & Grandma). You will find that most of the recipes I publish are desserts, because I have a huge sweet tooth! I also like cooking German cuisine, because my husband is German and has introduced me to amazing foods unique to Germany. In daily life, most of my recipes are centered around health and nutrition. Someone once said, “Picture your body made of glass on the outside, so that you can look in and see all of its beautiful machinery.” We eat all kinds of food, but don’t see what happens inside of the body and what horrible things some foods do to the arteries, liver, stomach, etc. My studies about health in pharmacy school have built on this principle further and I have become sort of a label freak. I really do check every single label at the grocery store! I am all about whole foods, local produce and organics.
My other hobbies include photography and running (this is a must to balance out all of the baking I do!). I am a proud new owner of a Sony Alpha SLT-A57 DSLR, which is my favorite new toy. I love taking photos of beautiful scenery, moments, and food (of course). I love traveling and seeing different parts of the world. I hope one day to learn more about different cuisines from all around the world.
Thanks for stopping by, and if you ever try one of my recipes, let me know what you think! I read all of my comments and will usually respond within 24 hours.
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