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About Lindsey Farr:

Welcome! I am excited you found me! I am the baker, recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind ChefLindseyFarr.com. I believe in delicious homemade food and the power of dessert!

Beyond the blog, I do have a full time job in New York City as the Executive Pastry Chef for Iron Chef Marc Forgione, which includes being the Pastry Chef at Restaurant Marc Forgione and Peasant. I cultivate this blog in my spare time (whatever there is of it!).

Obviously as a restaurant pastry chef I test and make a dizzying number of plated desserts but I also get to do fun stuff like obsess over a gingerbread extravaganza every Christmas and make ridiculous cakes!

In January 2015 I packed up my life in Atlanta, GA and left my former career in finance to attend the International Culinary Center in New York City! I graduated from the Pastry Arts program and immediately began working as a culinary line cook learning the art and discipline of professional cooking one station at a time. After a two year detour through savory cooking I found my way back to the world of pastry. A few years ago I went back to ICC for their Professional Bread Baking program in preparation for opening a new restaurant concept in NYC. My love of sourdough and gluten has never been stronger! 😉

If you want to see what I’m up to (and baking daily), you can follow me on Instagram!

Starting this blog over eight years ago has helped me realize three of my life passions: writing, photography and cooking/baking. I will be forever grateful for that life-altering realization. I’m not sure where my latest adventure will take me, but I cannot wait to find out and share it with you!

You can always email me at cheflindseyfarr@gmail.com

Want to stay connected!? Me toooo! Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and (my favorite) Pinterest!

About The Blog:

If you’re new here, welcome! If you’ve been here before, then you probably noticed that we got a facelift and a whole new name! I started American Heritage Cooking in 2013 with sky-high dreams and zero experience.

This blog began purely as a place to share recipes from America’s early colonial history, but, while the passion behind this blog remains the same, the direction has changed. I originally intended to bake and cook my way through old cookbooks and heirloom recipes, but I quickly realized that my true passion is for creating new recipes, combining different ingredients and presenting them in an accessible way.

Oh, and {spoiler alert} there are no Cupcakes in Amelia Simmons, American Cookery (the first American Cookbook). Trust me, I checked.

There are some buried treasures [like these halfway bars or this cinnamon flop] in the books of the past, forgotten as new and more exciting recipes took their place, but I learned the hard way that there are many recipes that are best left in the past.

I felt the strict constraints of my blog restricting: I wanted to be free of the tight boundaries that I had placed. Additionally the name felt vaguely, though unintentionally, racist. Unfortunately the blog name along with the books that I used as initial inspiration are inextricably linked with American slavery.

I wanted the new name that reflects the current path that I am on and also more accurately identify the types of food and desserts that I make. This site is a place where I can share what I have learned as a professional chef with everyone.

7 Comments

  • Phillip
    August 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I was just wondering if you have this book – https://www.amazon.com/Southern-Heritage-Cookbook-heritage-cookbook/dp/0848706013/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376936302&sr=8-1&keywords=southern+living+heritage+cakes

    It is full of “classic” recipes and I love the illustrations which consist of old advertisements for various products.

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    • AmericanCooking22
      August 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      I don’t but I will tomorrow! Lol! Thanks for feeding my cookbook addiction 🙂 I can’t wait to look through it! Any suggestions for my first recipe?

      Reply
  • Carole
    November 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Lindsey, my email to you about the new Food on friday just failed to get delivered. Have you changed your email address???

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      November 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      I’m so sorry! I’ll update it now!

      Reply
  • Kelly
    April 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Just stumbled across your blog and what a cool concept!! I’m exciting to try your recipes!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      April 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! I hope you do!

      Reply
  • Antoinette Crudo
    February 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Hi,

    I was on your website and I just want to say thank you!! I own a bagel shop in howell, new jersey and I bake everything on premises and sometimes I just get bored of baking the same thing. I enjoyed seeing your recipes!!! I guess I have some work to do!!?

    Reply

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