shanna mallon / go eat your bread with joy

Hi, I’m Shanna Mallon, a freelance copywriter. I’ve named this blog 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.

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!

Want to know a little more about me?

While my professional background is in writing, food’s had my attention a long while. After getting an MA 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. That’s the surface bio. Underneath it have been hard days where the common grace of food told me both how dependent, and how loved I am. We’re all just people; we all get to eat.

Since 2010, I’ve worked as a freelancer–writing, developing recipes, shooting photos–and I’d love to talk to you about any of these jobs. Could I help you? 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. 

Let’s connect!

So that’s me. Who are you, and how can I help you? If you’re a brand that wants to tell me about a new product or a reader who has a question, feel free to reach out. I’d also love to have you follow me on Instagram to participate in the many food-related polls I’m posting in Stories!

Ready to start reading? Go to the blog.


You can also learn more via the links below or the social media links on the sidebar.

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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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