I am here to inspire myself. I am here to inspire you. I am doing this because against all odds, food has been the most constant thing in my life.
I am done with the mainstream ways of building yourself as a chef in the culinary world. I always thought food would make me happy. It made me happy when my grandma and I would watch Rachel Ray at 10 am on a Saturday morning while baking Jiffy cornbread when I was 8. It made me happy when I had almost died in 8th grade after I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and only toast sounded appetizing. It made me happy when my friends and I would stay up to all hours of the night talking and I would create a midnight snack for us. It made me happy when I got a 100 on my french bread practical in high school.
But then it didn't. It became a nuisance. It became everything I was against in the food industry and I knew I had to get out. I felt like I was drowning in a sea of false communication and distrust. So I swam out of that sea and decided it was time I wrapped a towel around myself hand stitched by me.
Haas of Rachel is my house for my creative works of food, but it isn't just for me. It is for the audience of people online looking for some inspiration. It is for the home-cook who wants to try out gourmet style cooking. It is for readers who are gluten free or dairy free. It is for everyone. I want to touch as many people out there as possible. Life can be so terribly rough and food is a healing element. It's not going to fix your relationship issues or your career problems, but I'll be damned if we don't at least try.
I am here to share my passions with you and I hope you share yours with me. Think of me as your weird online friend who loves hipster rap and indie music, Saturday morning farmer's markets, the occasional lemonade and vodka, spending Sundays snowboarding, & making people happy through food.