This week, we're excited to welcome Gaby Dalkin to SALT + SPINE, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.
Gaby is the force behind What’s Gaby Cooking—a popular food blog and, now, a California-inspired cookbook, What's Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food. She is a private chef-turned food blogger who commands a sizeable following with her captivating social media presence and simple but enticing recipes. If you’re not a follower, you might have stumbled onto one of Gaby’s Internet-famous recipes—like her guacamole, or her uber-popular Slutty Brownies, which combine cookie dough, Oreos, and brownies into one decadent dessert.
“I think the book is probably more well-rounded than the blog. The blog is very dinner and appetizer focused, because I think people on a day-to-day basis are looking for how to get dinner on the table and then how to entertain on the weekend.”
— GABY DALKIN, ON HER BLOG VS. HER COOKBOOK
We sat down with Gaby at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen cooking school to talk about her recipes, her path from a super picky eater to today, and the transition from food blogger to cookbook author.