About me…


A few years ago, I went to a party and a group of people asked me what I do. So I told them:

I’m a food and wine writer, as well as contributing editor to a series of restaurant guides.

Conversation halted and hands reached forth to touch me, like the robes of a deity. It was a weird and funny moment, but got weirder and funnier still when I realized that they weren’t trying to be cheeky. One woman told me I was her idol. Another pushed me into a chair to beg for insider info on a certain celebrity chef (I had none). They were riveted and I was dumbstruck. After all, I was far from my prime—I had a newborn baby and the slow exhaustion that went with it. But somehow, just being an uber-foodie, a Sexy Mother Foodie, made me the life of the party.

This exact scene has played out more than once. In fact, I’m starting to lose count.

What does this tell me? That foodie is the new sexy, and we all want more.

What do I want to tell you? That being a Sexy Mother Foodie isn’t that hard. (Definitely not limited to foodie-moms. In fact, cocktail-mixing metrosexual men currently threaten our numbers.)

So I started this blog to offer my own take on what is whipping the food world into a Dionysian frenzy—and taking us all with it.

Follow me on twitter @cloccke

Find more of my writing:
The New York Times
Huffington Post
New Jersey Monthly

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Lisa D (@This Little Piggy Went to The Farmers Market) April 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Looking forward to following your blog. Love the title and subject matter!

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Kristine April 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

Congrats Christina! I love your tagline.

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Heidi's Cottage (@HeidisCottage) August 8, 2012 at 3:30 am

Great meeting you on Saturday! #blogher

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PragmaticMom February 2, 2013 at 1:35 am

I didn’t know you were a food writer! Darn it, I missed the chance to reach forth and touch the hem of your robe at BlogHer12 last year! What a fun job! Please dispel all rumors that you have the world’s best job in your blog so that we are all not hopelessly jealous! :)

Actually, I love your take on wine and demystifying it for us! I really appreciate your down to earth approach to food, wine and life in general.

Ok, here’s a virtual reaching forth and touching of the hem of your sleeve. You must come to Boston where finding a decent meal is a real challenge!

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Christina February 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Well, I think we identified one another as foodies by merely searching out a nice cold glass of good old NYC tap water, together. Allow me to dispel rumors and jealousy: I do not (usually) get to eat the food myself. I merely work in food-world publishing.
However, I do drink the wine. All of it. I won’t write about any wine I haven’t tasted myself.
Have you tried Craigie on Main in Boston? Had an outrageous meal there. It involved half a pig’s head and an outstanding bottle of aged Alsatian riesling (really nice wine list!).
http://www.craigieonmain.com/

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