Life's too short to eat bad food...I’m Wendy...and The Weekend Gourmet is devoted to all things food, both in my kitchen and on the road! I started The Weekend Gourmet in August 2010 simply as a fun creative outlet...and as an easy way for friends and family to access my favorite recipes. Then? Something unexpected and absolutely wonderful happened: this website steadily grew and evolved into something much bigger, thanks in part to a loyal group of readers. In the process, I’ve made tons of friends in the culinary and travel world...and The Weekend Gourmet has grown beyond my wildest imagination! We now feature not only recipes, but product spotlights, restaurant spotlights and culinary travel features. I’ve been fortunate to partner with some wonderful sponsor companies, and I’ve even been on television here in San Antonio a few times to cook in front of a live studio audience. None of that would have happened without this website and its wonderful readers. For that, I am eternally grateful...and I promise to keep the Big Flavor Adventures coming!
I’m a native Texan...I love to travel, but Texas will always be home! I grew up in the Houston area, went to college at University of North Texas in Denton (north of Dallas), and currently live in San Antonio. We're HUGE Houston sports fans...Astros, Texans, and Rockets. My foodie partner in crime is my husband, Michael. He’s The Weekend Gourmet's Dining Out and Travel Photographer, as well as my Chief Taste Tester. In case you're wondering about the two cats pictured in my header, they're Lucy and Maggie. We recently had to say goodbye to Lucy, our orange cat who was the true boss of Casa Garcia and kept us both in line! We found Maggie as a stray kitten and made her part of the family, much to Lucy's dismay! My passions are cooking, good wine (especially champagne...), discovering great restaurants, and culinary travel -- all of which I share with my readers via words and pictures. When I’m not in the kitchen or at the computer, my favorite things include: traveling, listening to music, watching movies, and reading. If I can combine any of these activities with my love of cooking and food? Then I’m a very happy woman!
|We will always miss Lucy...The Weekend|
Gourmet's official "copy cat"!!