ABOUT ME



Brooklyn Salt is hip food simplified...

Welcome to Brooklyn Salt.  My name is Dorie Colangelo and I live in, you guessed it, Brooklyn.  I was a musician for 17 years before I decided to pursue my other passion…cooking.  As a singer/songwriter, I worked with amazing musicians, producers and managers and got one of my songs in the recent film “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chase Crawford and Elizabeth Olsen.  Music has been a fun ride but lately the kitchen has been calling my name. 

I love reading cookbooks and food memoirs, watching food television and trying out Manhattan and Brooklyn’s hottest new restaurants, food trucks and food stands.  I take all that inspiration, plus what I’ve learned from my Italian parents, who are both great cooks, and bring it all into my kitchen, adding my own spin.

I’ve always loved to cook.  My fondest culinary memories are shucking peas for my mom’s spring vegetable pasta, picking figs and Sicilian squash called “gagootz” in my Nonna’s garden in Brooklyn, making fork marks in her fresh gnocchi, punching risen dough for my Dad’s Sunday night pizzas and perfecting the meringue cookie on weekends in my early teens.

In 2011, after having posted quite a few pictures of my weeknight dinners on Facebook, my sister told me that I was weird, and also that I should really start a food blog…and so I did.  Brooklyn Salt came to life in January 2012 and has been my obsession ever since.
 
Buon Appetito!

-Dorie

Dorie's recipes are featured on Food52.com, TasteSpotting.com, FoodGawker.com, FoodPornDaily.com, SimpleDish.com and Recipe-Kitchen.com.

11 comments:

  1. Charlotte HartfordJuly 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    I LOVE this, Dorie!
    Well written and a gorgeous photo of you, the accomplished chef!

    Charlotte

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  2. Thanks so much Charlotte! Alan took lovely pics and I'm excited to have the bio up. See you really soon!

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  3. I love the story and tid bits I've seen! It sounds like you're definitely landed! I'm glad to find you.

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  4. Thanks for visiting WillowDay! I hope to make those cotton candy ghosts soon.

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  5. Your photos are so lovely! Happy to have found you.

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  6. I am glad to have found your blog, I tried the carrot and celery salad last night and I am going to try the homemade pasta as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  7. Thanks Molly. I love Dunk & Crumble, so gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back soon!

    Thanks Unknown! I hope you liked the salad. Feel free to post your suggestions and reviews about the dishes you try. I'm always looking to improve on things!

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  8. you said you are no longer in the music business... are you working full time in the food business now?

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  9. Hi Larry, right now the blog is my only food outlet but maybe one day I can do something food related all day long!

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  10. Dorie!! I LOVE your food blog!! It's the best! I've tried several recipes and they are delicious!! Maybe one day you'll combine your creative yummy cooking talents with your amazing voice and songwriting!!! Hmmm...

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  11. Hi Joanne! Long time no see! So glad you like the recipes. I've been thinking of ways to combine my two loves. Hope you're doing great and hope to see ya real soon!

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