About Us

Amy & Jonny, Calella de Palafrugell, Catalunya

On the beach at Calella de Palafrugell, Catalunya, Spain, in 2005.

We’re Amy and Jonny (Amy’s American, Jonny’s English) (see us, smiling/squinting at left). We love to eat and we always go out of our way for good food. This blog covers our border-line food and drink obsession through anecdotes from our travels, life as working parents of two young kids, our weeknight meals at home, and special occasion dinners out.

We write about the food we want to write about. Occasionally, we will cover a cookbook or a product, but we have never been paid for promotion and we’ll always tell you if we actually liked the product or not. That’s not to say we wouldn’t like to be paid for it, it’s just that, like many a great artist, our genius is yet to be fully recognized at this point.

We’ve been blogging at WANF since April 2007 and in that time have covered quite a bit of ground. Feel free to check out our Recipes page or use the search function to look for things specifically. The tag cloud is also a good way of finding what you’re looking for, and if all that fails, click here to drop us a line. We always respond, even if it takes a couple of days. This is a blog not a job, remember.

Update – January 2011
Christian Science Monitor
We are delighted to have been selected among the fabulously diverse group of bloggers whose content is syndicated to the Christian Science Monitor’s “Stir It Up!” food blog.

55 Knives
Update June 2010
Many thanks and kudos to Nick at Macheesmo for pulling together the new e-book 55 Knives. A collection of recipes and stories from across the food blogosphere, it features among these, our miserable little tale of bad food-induced suffering in 1980s England, and a recipe for averting such horrors from happening to your own children. Go ahead, buy the book and read it, unless you feel like a little suffering builds character, as my old man used to say…

Update February 11, 2010
We’re delighted to have been invited to be regular guest bloggers on ReadyMade.com. We are contributing a series of “how-to…” posts a couple of times a month. We are excited to be doing this and grateful for the opportunity, so please check us (and the other great contributors) out there too.

Update November 01, 2009
Kind a lengthy addition to our post on Au Pied de Cochon, and a written version of our podcast here’s a Montreal, Canada, city guide we penned that was published (with the wrong photo of Jonny) on online travel resource site TravelSort.com.

Saveur – Best of the Web

We (and only about 800 other food web sites) have been named among Saveur magazine’s Best of the Web. It was our Puerto Rican Pernil recipe that really caught their eye, which is a minor miracle given how ugly the plating and photography are, but there you go – beauty is in the eye of the beholder. (Up yours Tastespotting!)

The header pictures/banners above are all taken by us on our travels to Spain, Italy, France, England, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, and around the U.S., and never fail to make us salivate — especially the raw meat!

Check our Photography page or our Flickr Photostream for more pictures from our travels. If you’d like to use any of them in your publication, please drop us a line – we usually say yes.

Contact Us
We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to drop us a line at seppysills[at]yahoo.com with your questions, comments, suggestions, or offers of lucrative book / TV deals and merchandising opportunities…

This website runs a heavily modified version of MistyLook-2 sidebars on the very wonderful WordPress 3.3. Our host is Dreamhost, whose services have improved a great deal since they provoked this outburst. Podcasts run on Podpress through Libsyn – the best $5 we spend every month.

61 thoughts on “About Us

  1. @Amanda – unfortunately, we haven’t got a recipe for it – it’s a kind of pineapple upside-down cake, right? – but thanks for your message! We tend towards the savory rather than the sweet mostly, but our good friend Elra over at Elra’s Baking may be a better place to look as she makes all kinds of wonderful and unusual cakes and breads. If you do happen to find a good recipe for bizcocho de pina, please do feel free to share it with us!

    All the best,

    Jonny & Amy

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  3. Here in Melbourne entering the second month of Autumn…Sean gone to the pub to watch the footy and I am supposed to be making a fish pie for dinner….until I discovered your blog via Stacey Snacks. Three hours later….what can I say…awesome guys…I will be back…Maureen

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