Featured Contributors

These are some of Dinners With Dan‘s most common contributors as well as links to their work!

Dan

Best Burrito in the World

“Food is not just a passion, it is a way of life. The sharing of a meal, whether home-cooked or out at a restaurant, is an experience to be treasured, cherished, and deeply enjoyed.”

Dan is the creator of Dinners With Dan, but when he’s not busy cooking or enjoying food, he’s a scuba diver, hiker, camper, and an avid San Francisco Giants fan.  Dan is from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Washington, D.C.  If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the blog, email him!

James

James

“Simple. Satisfying. Scrumptious. That’s my motto. When I cook, I want it to be simple to make, yet satisfying to both my taste buds and tummy.”

James lives in Basel, Switzerland and is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  If you want  to get in touch with him, send him an email!

Check back on the first and third Wednesdays of the month to see new posts from James!  He recently shared his Zürcher Art recipe, a traditional Swiss dish.

Molly

Molly

“Good for our bodies, and good for the planet—to me, that’s the best (and most delicious) way to eat!”

Molly is an environmental advocate by day and a cappella singer by night.  She lives in Washington, DC and is originally from Georgia by way of Nebraska.  She’s never met a fruit or vegetable she didn’t like and has a weakness for barbeque, avocados, and ice cream.  If you want to get in touch with her, send her an email!

Check back on the second Tuesday of every month to see new essays from Molly!  Her most recent essay was “The Future of Food“.

Simmy

Simmy

“If you cook with love, with patience and with a sense of adventure – then you will always end up with something delicious.”

Born and raised in Honolulu, HI, Simmy is now a Washington, D.C. transplant.  She enjoys traveling, coffee, cooking, reading, dancing, practicing yoga, discovering new places and getting into random adventures.  If you want to get in touch with her, send her an email!

Check back on the second Friday of every month to see new recipes from Simmy!  Her most recent recipe was her Asian-Roasted Chicken.

Alex

Alex

“I don’t stop eating when I’m full.  The meal isn’t over when I’m full.  It’s over when I hate myself.” -Louis CK

Alex is a college student, wanna-be comedienne/writer and (recovering) food addict from Oakland, California.  She is pursuing a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz but is spending her fall semester of senior year studying European Cultural Studies at the UC Center in Paris, France. She enjoys short walks on the beach (because of her asthma), cheese, Arrested Development, cheese, and spending time with her sorority sisters.  Also, she really likes cheese.  If you want to get in touch with her, send her an email!

Check back the third Tuesday of every month to see new recipes from Alex!  Her most recent recipe was her Poulet de Terre.

Blaire

BlaireBlaire lives in Las Vegas and is a graduate of Gonzaga University.  If you want to get in touch with her, send her an email!

Check back on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to see new posts from Baking With Blaire!  Her most recent recipe was her Haystack Cookies and Broomstick Brownies.

Elsa

Elsa

“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
W.C. Fields

Elsa, the resident cocktail maven for Dinners with Dan is usually found writing about serious subjects other than the importance of good liquor at Feminist Sonar. She and her husband have the best bar in Jersey City (in their apartment) and spend weekends roving through the cocktail menus of Manhattan.

Her drink of choice is neat scotch.  If you want to get in touch with her, send her an email!

Check back on the second and fourth Friday of every month to see new cocktails from Elsa.  Her most recent cocktail was Miles’ Wit.

Eric and Brian

Brian Eric

Brian and Eric have known each other since 2011 and have been living life Alaskan ever since.  Brian grew up in Alabama which gives his food and recipes a little bit of a southern kick to it.  The two of them met working at a restaurant called Tracy’s King Crab Shack which specializes in Alaskan seafood.  Brian went on to work for the premiere chef in town who taught him a lot about presentation, preparation, and how to compliment a main course with a killer side dish.  Brian has been fishing and hunting for as long as he can remember and he says the thrill of the first fish each season always makes it worth it.  Eric is from Los Angeles and spent most of his time there up until his mid twenties.  He has slowly been making his way up the coast and ended up in Juneau three years ago.  Eric went on to work for the State of Alaska and has continued with his passion of cooking at home.  So, if you are looking for a different take on some great seafood look no further.

Eric and Brian will be featured every first and third Thursday of the month, and their most recent recipe was for a Panko Fried Pacific Black Cod.

Check back soon to see more of Dinners With Dan‘s new featured contributors!

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