About the Foodie Gazette

Meps with a bowl of aebleskiver, the pan, and the special knitting needles
Meps with a bowl of aebleskiver, the pan, and the special knitting needles

The Foodie Gazette was created by Margaret Meps Schulte, the award-winning author and illustrator of The Joyful BearStrangers Have the Best Candy, and The Secret Society of Cats & Chickens.

Meps writes:
When I moved aboard a boat in 2003, I needed a solution to manage my large collection of recipes. There were newspaper clippings, scribbled notes from my mother, and recipe cards from friends, the kind that read “From the kitchen of _____.” My former mother-in-law was a treasure trove of wonderful recipes, and I’m grateful to Sharon Stellrecht for her encouragement and her contribution to this collection.

At the time I began, food blogging was in its infancy, but my WordPress blog served as the perfect database for such a large collection of treasured recipes. Along the way, I discovered that I didn’t want to write about food as much as I wanted to write about people, so I published the award-winning Strangers Have the Best Candy and reserved the Foodie Gazette for my personal recipe collection. Caveat: I haven’t tried or tested every recipe on the site. If you are not sure, check the recipe’s category — I’ve tried to identify recipes that are tested, original, and even “epic fails.”

If you wish to contact me or find out where I’m currently traveling, please visit my website, 1meps.com. Bon apetit!