about the fat pig

Hello. I’m the writer of the oinking posts, the recipe scribbler, shutter-button pusher. Here’s a little more about me:

In my best daydreams I cultivate a leafy lettuce that tastes like Doritos.

I’ve been a fan of jazz hands since the day I went to see A Chorus Line when I was thirteen years old. My heart sped up when the whole cast high-kicked in unison.

photos of the fat pig creator

A few years later the song that goes, “Oh god I need this job…” really resonated with my everyday life. I’m a Production Designer for films, an Art Director for commercials. I work on print ads and editorials as a Set Designer and Prop Stylist. We like to divvy up our titles and be weird about language in the entertainment industry.

I’m wicked with a glue gun.

I think objects and how they’re arranged tell a story. I’m kinda passionate about that topic. I’ll keep on talking about it accompanied by much hand-waving if you wanna chill at an outdoor cafe and get fired up about the language of objects with me.

I miss the old NYC still life

I like the way food can sidestep into a story. A certain scent, a flavor can whoosh you all the way back to a place, a person. Food can become linked with the emotion of a moment. I think that’s interesting.

Maybe I just like a snack with my stories.

carrot garam masala soup at Yvonne's brunch party

Fat pig in the market is about the impulse to oink which to me means:

What’s that? I’ll try it.

matcha and valencia orange muffins with matcha cream cheese frosting

This is definitely a good idea. I’m in, boss.

berakfast pizza with sunny side up eggs


concord grape sherbert with rainbow sprinkles

You with me? Let’s do this!


Nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by!

xo – fat pig

Wanna oink at me?

fatpiginthemarket (at) gmail (dot)com





19 Responses to about the fat pig

  1. Perry (aka Dad-in-law) says:

    One, little combination every little step we take… I loved the photos (especially the dragon meat tray)… it’s always fun seeing what new things you’ve conjured up (or found).


  2. Perry says:

    It’s been said that some of the nicest people in the world are the Portugese from the Lisbon area! :-)

  3. I saw your blondie recipe on foodbuzz… MORE importantly, I saw your name and absolutely had to come check out your blog. So far, I love it! You have a great writing style and a ton of personality. I work as an art director and went to school for film as well… Let’s be best friends! ;)

    I’ve gotta subscribe to your blog. Too funny!

  4. Tess Gardner says:

    Hi… I love this blog!!! Your personality truly radiates =)) Thanks for connecting!

  5. Letty Cherry says:

    You’re a genius! I love your blog.

  6. We love what we’ve seen so far, so much that we added you to our Blog Roll! Happy cooking!!!

  7. Abbey Katz says:

    I LOVE your blog!!!!!!

  8. Steven Raymond says:

    I finally found a moment to track down your blog, and wow, was it ever well worth it. You, madam, are a scientist and an artist graced with well developed antennas. Thanks for sharing the wealth. I was just looking up how to grow cardamom by the way… it’s evidently a bit tricky, but can be done.

  9. Anncoo says:

    Hi! Nice to know you and nice blog you have here. Look forward to read more of your posts and recipes :)
    Hope you have a FriendConnect soon, so that I can follow you.

  10. So how about wannabe-friends? Do they read about pages? :)

  11. Wonder Wheel says:

    Your blog is like candy…. Can’t stop… Want MORE….!!… yum, gobble, crunch, mmm…..
    (Plus, I loved Wordly Wise, too.)

  12. Dixie Thomas says:

    I love this blog.. .and I agree with Molly( hey molly!!). You are definitely the hostess with the mostess. Can’t wait to see more!!

  13. John Nyomarkay says:

    Yee Haw! What a cool blog… love the name & logo!

  14. Molly Fitz says:

    Yay! You have a food blog! It’s about time. I love it already. Can’t wait to read more and more and more. You are, and always will be, one of my greatest inspirations for cooking and entertaining and just damn enjoying the good things in life. Keep writing, fat piggy!

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