Hi, I’m Diane. Welcome to Spoon & Chair!
I grew up on a small farm in Missouri where my parents raised most of the food my family ate. We were Animal, Vegetable, Miracle when it was just a way of life, not a project or a political statement.
Being a typical, ungrateful child (are there any other kind?) I didn’t appreciate what I had. I longed to leave the farm and run off to the city where men wore suits, women got manicures and no one spent their days snapping green beans or plucking chickens. I succeeded and now work and live in Washington, DC (and get manicures almost every week).
This blog is about celebrating the best of all of the places I’ve been lucky enough to call home. Honoring my rural roots while embracing the opportunities my urban life offers me in food, entertaining, home and hospitality. So grab a spoon, pull up a chair, and join me as I feed my appetite for home.
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