Welcome to The Hungry Musician! My name is Sarah, and I’m a native New Yorker currently studying music (violin, specifically) in Philadelphia. The Hungry Musician first began as a suggestion from a friend that I start a food blog in my sophomore year of college. I have always loved to cook, and I had just moved into my first real apartment and finally had a kitchen to myself, so I was cooking all the time. Originally, the blog was a fusion of music and food, and the posts connected the dishes I made to various aspects of music (i.e. Overtures = Hors d’Oeuvres, Brahms = German Potato Salad, you get the picture). Over time, I came to realize that not only did that topic appeal to an extraordinarily narrow audience, but the only people actually reading my blog were people that were related to me. And possibly my cats.
In January 2013, The Hungry Musician started to go in a new direction, as I started transitioning into “clean” eating and cooking. While everyone’s definition of what that entails is slightly different, it enabled me to learn more about cooking and about creating food to fuel your body rather than simply feeding it. To preface, in my freshman year of college, I laughed in the face of the “Freshman 15″ and was looking at the Freshman 30. Since then, I’ve lost almost 50 pounds and am hoping to continue establishing a more permanent way of living well.
On this blog, I will be posting about my musical experiences as well as my adventures in the kitchen. They will be somewhat separate entities, but as in real life, they will often tie together. As I graduate college this year (WhaaaaaAAAaAAaT?!) and continue studying music while keeping up a healthy lifestyle, I hope you will enjoy reading all of my nerdy musings and maybe collect some recipes along the way.
-Sarah (The Hungry Musician)