Why did you start a blog?
I started this blog so I wouldn’t continue to bore my family with the minutia of my every meal, and could instead find people interested in these details and who would inspire me to cook new, different, and adventurous things.
Who takes the pictures and does the drawings?
Unless otherwise noted all photographs are mine or Mike’s and all drawings are my own. Please contact me if you would like to use them.
Can you tell me about different kitchen products? How do you know what to use?
Many of the tools I use were collected over the years. I also worked at Williams-Sonoma for three years. That job was a big source of kitchen tools.
Where are you from?
I’ve been living in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston for 6 years. Previously I lived in Astoria and Chelsea, NYC. Astoria is a great place to eat and be inspired by food. We try to visit regularly.
Why Bread and Beta?
First because I love bread – it’s one of my favorite foods. The word Beta was chosen to reflect multiple meanings. It refers to testing and experiments, which is what I am doing with this blog and in the kitchen. It also honors our pet Betta fish. I like the way the two words sound together and hint at experimentation, trying something new, and not settling for what is given.
I love to talk – especially about food, ingredients, restaurants, etc. Email me at pia [at] breadandbeta [dot] com