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
- Recipe roundups
- Food inspiration
- Posts on kitchen questions
- Analyses of grocery sources
- As of May 2018, a lot of excitement about sourdough
- Posts on health topics
- Info on cooking with kids
- Nashville-related content
- There’s also the occasional recipe I’ve developed and/or loved to share with you
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.
You can also learn more via the links below or the social media links on the sidebar ->
“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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