Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer, as well as the founder of SmittenKitchen.com, an award-winning site focusing on simplified home cooking using simple ingredients. She's worked as a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of happy birthday on bakery cakes, an art therapist, and a technology reporter in prior incarnations of her so-called employment. Her current job, where she gets up and cooks whatever she feels like that day, is her favorite. Her debut book is The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Deb, her husband, and their adorable infant son live in New York City.
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