about shanna mallon

favorite pumpkin pie with all-butter pie crust 

Hi, I’m Shanna Mallon. This blog is named Go Eat Your Bread with Joy after a verse in Ecclesiastes, where a man called the wisest tells us to “go eat [our] bread with joy.” His point is to feel free to enjoy what God sets before us; I am trying to take him up on it.

My Interest in Food

While my professional background is in all kinds of content creation, food’s had my attention a long while. After getting a master’s degree in Writing (DePaul University, Chicago), I blogged about recipes at another site for eight years and essentially learned how to cook as I did. Meanwhile, I met my husband, he changed my understanding of how food affects our bodies and we wrote a cookbook together. We also had kids, flipped houses, sold the original blog, moved a lot… that’s the surface bio; it sounds good. But you should know there were also a lot of hard days mixed in there where food mattered more than any pretty picture on Instagram could tell you. Hard days are inevitable. In them, for me, food got to be a grace: the thing that was evidence of both how needy, and how loved I am.

So my interest in food is more than superficial.

We’re all just people; we all get to eat.

What You’ll Find Here

On this site, I dig into food topics–from what to bring a new mom to how far a $12 bag of cassava flour can take you–and celebrate the pleasure of a good bite. Topics include:

I hope you’ll join me. Come get excited about bread-baking. Learn some simple facts about health. Follow along as I dig into questions with a basic, but scientific approach.

Do you have a kitchen question you’d like explored? Reach out anytime!

Shanna Mallon | Copywriter

Since 2010, I’ve worked solely as a remote copywriter and freelancer–ghostwriting, blogging, developing recipes, shooting photos.

While I have limited availability, I’m always glad to hear about a project you have or a way we could work together. Reach out anytime!

My writing has been featured by The Kitchn, MSN.com, Everyday Health, Better Homes & Gardens, Houzz.com, Food News Journal, Food52, Zeit Magazine, Mom.me, Babble, Delish.com, Parade, Foodista, Entrepreneur and Ragan PR. I’ve created recipes and shot photos for brands such as Larabar, Kroger, Jarlsberg and Aldi/Bon Appetit. 

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” J. R. R. Tolkien

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