About the Author

Andrea Norris
Blurbarian Since February 2008
Name Andrea Norris
My Web Site http://www.valscapecodkitchen.com http://www.notesfromvalskitchen.blogspot.com
Location Falmouth, MA USA
Gender Female
My Occupation Mom, cook, writer
My Bio I grew up in a house of food snobbery, although I didn't know it at the time and it wasn't at all intentional on my mother's part. What is considered today a"foodie" diet-and part of the slow food movement-was a way of life, and in fact, survival for us back in the 70's and 80's at 540 Old meeting House Road in Hatchville, part of East Falmouth, MA. My mother, Val, still has her organic garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables and, although she doesn't grow as many varieties as in earlier years, she has an abundant crop. Creativity and a need to save money combined with a knack for learning the "old way" of doing things was the inspiration behind her cooking. Back in elementary school, I was jealous of the kids who ate bologna on Wonder Bread while I was "stuck" with homemade jam and peanut butter on freshlymade bread. Val was always trying new dishes to serve at dinner using what she had on hand. Pretty much everything I have learned about cooking and life I learned from her.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Val's Cape Cod Garden?
Sweets from the Cape?
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
My friend Mark has a new book out: The Young Jesus Chronicles....check it out if you want a good laugh.

Ted and Seton Murphy wrote a book about two brothers who grow apart then bond after a tragedy in The Running Waves.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Julie& Julia by Julie Powell
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell