Hello and welcome to The Travel Palate! I’m Nikole – the writer, photographer, and recipe tester behind The Travel Palate.
What you’ll find on The Travel Palate
- Easy-to-make recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor for convenience.
- Globally inspired recipes that are made with easy to find fresh and pantry ingredients.
- Weeknight recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.
- Desserts that are perfect for family celebrations.
- Travel tips and restaurant recommendations.
A Little Bit About Me
I’m the proud mama of three amazing kids! Being the “head chef” of our family of five for the last 20 plus years has given me lots of experience in the kitchen. Whether I’m making dinner on the fly or cooking for large holiday and family gatherings, I always have ample opportunities to test out new recipes for the blog.
My love for food and culture started when I was very young. Being half Japanese, I learned to cook and love Asian food from my mom. But growing up in El Paso, Texas I was equally influenced by the area’s regional cuisine that is rooted in Mexican, Spanish, and Native American cooking.
I also had my fair share of meat and potatoes thanks to my dad’s Midwestern roots and my current location in central Texas. And now that my boys live in Georgia and South Carolina, I am learning and loving southern cooking!
One of the most enjoyable things about blogging has been learning food (and travel) photography. In fact, my interest in photography is what led me to start taking pictures of our dinners! I realized quite quickly that I could combine my love of cooking and food photography to create The Travel Palate.
By the way, we eat what we kill here on the blog. All the food you see is shot in my dinning room, then served to my family.
One of my photos was featured in The Venue Report for their article 24 Reason Charleston is a Perfect Bachelorette Party Destination.
I have also had my recipes and photography featured in these fine publications:
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This information was updated on 1-1-2020.
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