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33 Cincinnati, OH Woman


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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 30–43
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Mostly anything
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)
My self-summary
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I'm a writer, a cook, an explorer, a novice yogi, a steadfast friend, a terrible liar, and a marginally effective flirt. I lived in Chicago for the last 15 years, and will be in Cincinnati just until late September when I move to the Bay Area. I'm Midwestern through and through, but feel equally at home in any of the more progressive corners of the country, and a piece of my heart and mind reside permanently in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York due to many summers' worth of memories.

I find comfort in simple things: a well-made meal, a cozy space, a sweeping view from the top of something I climbed, an intimate talk, the warm/sweet burn of a bourbon neat.

I'm content in the life I've created, but that doesn't stop me from striving to enrich it. I value my independence, and would love to find someone who feels the same way, but also wants a co-conspirator. I'm good at conspiring.
What I’m doing with my life
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Big picture: looking for balance, fulfillment, and new challenges. Small picture: building a new career from scratch, and making it up as I go. After 6 years of doing PR for restaurants, I decided to get out from behind the computer and get my hands dirty. I went to culinary school, and now I'm a culinary creative consultant, which means I do commercial and editorial food styling, recipe development, production for TV cooking shows, and freelance writing. No two weeks are ever alike anymore, and I love it.
I’m really good at
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- stringing words together
- cooking tasty and/or pretty food
- connecting people
- parallel parking
- ordering the best thing on the menu
- using semicolons correctly
- killing houseplants

I'm really not very good at:
- sleeping in (although I try valiantly)
- budgeting at the grocery store
- flip turns (but I'm improving!)
- hand-eye coordination
- technology
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told before that I have very nice hands. However, that was before I started working in kitchens...with sharp knives...and hot oil. Now, perhaps you'd notice that I always seem to have bandaids on my hands.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Brain Food: The New Yorker, Bon Appetit, New York Times, Slate, Audrey Niffenegger, Ruth Reichl, Michael Ruhlmann, Michael Pollan, Haruki Murakami, Jeffrey Eugenides, David Sedaris, Zadie Smith, and lately small business/entrepreneurship books

Eye Food: Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, Grand Hotel, Girls, Downton Abbey, The West Wing (always and forever), Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and the trifecta of quasi-news: Stewart, Colbert and Oliver

Audio Food: Near-constant NPR (avowed liberal elitist here); public radio shows like All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Wait Wait, Radiolab, The Moth, Q; the classics that provided the soundtrack to my childhood (CSNY, The Beatles, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, etc); also Sleater-Kinney, Lydia Loveless, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Alabama Shakes, Bon Iver, Band of Horses, Mumford & Sons, Regina Spektor, Neko Case, Iron & Wine, Florence and the Machine

Food Food: tacos (whatever happens to be in my fridge tends to wind up wrapped in tortillas), kale, kimchi, dumplings of all stripes, smoothies, a great burger now and then, good ice cream and good cheese (because why bother with anything else?), absurd quantities of fresh veggies from the farmers' market
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good coffee
A solitary swim
A sharp chef's knife
Travel in the works
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Eating, drinking and laughing somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have an irrational fear of massive, sea-going ships. Something about their overwhelming size gives me this bizarre vertigo. Ok, so it's not that private. What do you want? You gotta earn that shit.
You should message me if
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Say hi if you're kind, genuine, curious, engaged with the world and passionate about something. You consider yourself a feminist. You use the right portion of your brain frequently. You take risks (calculated ones). You agree that Dunkin Donuts' coffee is blasphemy. You want to hop on our bikes and explore a new neighborhood, try a hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurant or get drinks at a swanky hotel bar, go to a talk on a subject we know nothing about or lounge for hours at a great coffee shop.