Welcome to the MELecular kitchen! My name is Melissa and I’m married to my amazingly talented husband, Travis, whom I live with here in sunny San Diego! Since getting married (a little over a year ago), and moving to SoCal, I have really started to stretch my skills in the kitchen. I’ve always loved to cook, but the limitations of a small town (Marietta, Ohio… look it up, it’s small) limited my creativity. Now it seems my resources are almost limitless, and that opens up a lot of room for creativity in my kitchen! I am totally self taught, with no formal training. (Unless you count watching countless hours of the Food Network!) You could say that every time I’m in the kitchen, aka my laboratory, I am experimenting! And this blog is my way of sharing those experiments with you!
I have recently decided to start sharing my passion with others first hand by catering small events! Visit the Catered Events (Contact Me) page to request more info on my small event catering services.
I am so completely passionate about the culinary arts, that my style is a little all over the place, but a few things are for sure: I love fresh ingredients, recipes made from scratch, and understanding the chemistry behind the recipes. Check out the Technically Speaking page to learn why certain techniques make critical differences in your recipes!
Like I said before, my style is a little all over the place, borrowing techniques from several genres and styles of cooking. So don’t be surprised if you see non traditional flavor profiles and cooking methods. I hope you enjoy my blog and learn something new! I hope it inspires you to not be afraid in the kitchen, and to think outside the box a little bit. Have fun with your food and don’t take it too seriously! You can always order take out!