Lisa Kamolnick

Hi! I’m Lisa Kamolnick—the human behind Food Passages.

I’m a writer and editor, voice actor, photographer, poet, student of humanity … and food lover. My fascination with food, culture, and humanity led me to start this blog.

Something for Everyone

I’ve learned through the years that food is an extremely personal choice and experience. That’s why you’ll often find options in my recipes to satisfy diverse dietary choices and restrictions.

I approach food preparation mindful of the needs and wants of the people who will receive it. I truly believe and have seen in practice, that with a little thought, everyone who sits at your dining table can have a satisfying experience.

Influences and Inspiration

My love affair with food began as a kid. Early influences included dishes served at family meals, special family gatherings and the many potlucks my parents attended or hosted as part of military life. My mom put me to work in the kitchen young, and by high school I made a family meal about once a week. Back then, I loved making desserts most.

Growing up, I lived and traveled in North America and Europe, where I broadened my culinary horizons. Although I’ve spent my adult life on Florida’s Emerald Coast and surrounded by mountains in northeast Tennessee, my culinary interests have taken me virtually around the world.

A Few More Details …

Since 2007, I’ve called the Tri-Cities area of northeast Tennessee home. I live with husband Paul and three rescue pets: our dog, Oliver, and our cats, Carl and Kipper. I’m stepmom to three active adults and a former foster parent.

When I’m not cooking, eating or blogging on Food Passages, you may find me writing poetry; collaborating with poets, writers and artists; working on client projects; seeking beauty and inspiration; taking in the landscapes of northeast Tennessee, or visiting with family and friends. I also travel to Florida and Texas as often as I can, where many family members live. As a photographer, I love sharing the beauty of northeast Tennessee, northwest Florida and other places I visit. If you’re interested, you can learn more about my other endeavors on instagram or my business website.

Thanks for stopping by—

Lisa K. 

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” 

— Laurie Colwin