About The Daring Kitchen
The Daring Bakers and The Daring Cooks: A History
In November 2006, Lisa of La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice decided to challenge themselves to bake pretzels for the very first time using the same recipe. They each went ahead and posted about it on November 18, 2006.
Having enjoyed that experience tremendously, they decided to try it again the next month, this time choosing to bake biscotti. And to make matters even better, they were joined by a few more food bloggers.
As the months went by, their baking group continued to grow, until it was finally decided that this "little baking group" had to have a name and The Daring Bakers were born!
The Daring Cooks were formed in 2009 as a way to learn how to become better home cooks. The idea spread like wildfire with 1000's of people who also wished to learn more joined in on the monthly challenges.
Today, The Daring Bakers and The Daring Cooks span the world as bakers/cooks of all nationalities come together once a month to try something new in the kitchen!
About Lisa (Co-founder of the Daring Kitchen):
Lisa began writing her blog, La Mia Cucina, back in March of 2006 as a way to keep an online journal of her recipes. Soon her blog became so much more when she found herself meeting some lovely people and forming lifelong friendships. Currently, Lisa's blog has taken a back burner so she can focus her time and inspiration on making The Daring Kitchen a website that is helpful, interesting and fun to the home cook and baker.
She loves to cook for family and friends, is a movie addict and loves to read Stephen King for his genius warped sense of humor. Lisa is the self-proclaimed Queen of Dorkdom and lives in Ohio, with her husband, 2 amazingly gorgeous canines and 1 decidedly witchy feline.
Lisa has a *cough* small *cough* Facebook (lisa lorree) game addiction.. it started with harvesting her farm and soon snowballed into whackin' goombahs and creating new species of fish in the research lab, finally graduating to running a virtual cafe when she's not mad for treasure hunting. She is currently seeking a 12 step program to curb her addiction.
About Ivonne (Co-founder of the Daring Kitchen):
Ivonne started her blog, Cream Puffs in Venice, in December 2005, and hasn’t looked back since. She uses her blog to express her passion for baking and for Italian food. Besides baking, baking and baking, Ivonne loves to read, travel and garden.
In November 2006, she and Lisa embarked on the adventure that became The Daring Bakers and today encompasses The Daring Kitchen.
Ivonne resides in Toronto where she tries to keep her mother’s kitchen (reasonably) clean and is patiently waiting for the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup. (Yes, she is very patient.)
About Patricia (Site Design):
About Scott (Site Development):
Scott is known personally and professionally as “Everybody’s Technology Go-To Guy.” It is his knowledge, interest and talent in all things technical that led him to start eSeMBe Technical Services in 2005.
Constantly utilizing and contributing to the internet in the course of his business and personal life, Scott has become extremely familiar with internet technology. In 2008 he became a contributing author for WebWorkerDaily, a web site providing information, support and perspectives to those who make their living utilizing the World Wide Web.
In addition, Scott keeps a personal blog, Sensory Dispensary, an outlet for his more personal passions.
You can also follow him on Twitter as @scoblitz
About Natalie (Our head Daring Alternative Baker and Cook):
Natalie was taught to cook by her mother, who cooked and cared for her four younger siblings, and her dad who learned to cook in a ship's galley from his father while they plied their trade along the Inter-coastal waterways of the Gulf Coast. Natalie expanded her own horizons as a cook and baker by eating adventurously, taking courses and loads of kitchen experimentation. Natalie was diagnosed with a wheat and nightshade allergy along with a gluten sensitivity in 2005, leading her into the realm of gluten free cooking and baking. Currently, she's a freelance food writer focusing on food sensitivities and her work has appeared in magazines such as Living Without. Natalie resides in New York state with her husband, two children and their extremely hairy Shetland sheepdog.
You can find Natalie at Gluten A Go Go