What you about?

When I started Lottie + Doof, back in 2008, I had no idea it would be come such an important part of my life.

I started blogging as an outlet for what had become an increasingly serious obsession with cooking, hosting, and the politics of food. My interest in these topics expanded during my two years at Northwestern University where I was pursuing an MFA in Art Theory and Practice. I started thinking about the role the domestic space plays in politics and the formation of opinion (the domestic space as a potentially radical or dangerous space?) as well as the role gender plays in the preparation of food. I realized that I like a good dinner party better than I like art or politics (if they can be differentiated) and after graduating I began sharing what I was making in my kitchen here, with you. The rest, as they say, is history.

I now happily identify as a food writer, recipe developer, and occasional photographer. I have contributed to:

Bon Appetit, ReadyMade Magazine (RIP!), Time Out Chicago, Saveur, The Chicago Sun-Times, Design*Sponge, Real Simple, Remedy Quarterly, Communal Table, and The Kitchn.

I also have been lucky enough to host a series of dinners at Chicago’s favorite bakery, Floriole.

Our wedding – photo by Liz Sisson

I was born and raised in Chicago. I live in Oak Park with my partner, Bryan. I have a bunch of friends who share my interest in all things domestic and they pop up on this site from time to time. I also like to highlight sources of good food in Chicago and some of my other favorite cities.

What you see today is a site that is still evolving, we’ll see where we end up.

Contact me: tim [at] lottieanddoof [dot] com

Lottie + Doof has been featured in: Bon Appetit, Saveur, Smithsonian, Real Simple, TimeOut Chicago, Paste Magazine, Design*Sponge, ReadyMade, Daily Candy, The Kitchn, Refinery29, Gapers Block, New City, The Chicago Sun Times, Grub Street Chicago, Gourmet Live, Chicago Magazine, and Fine Cooking.





Lottie + Doof crest designed by the
very talented Julia Rothman!