Brooklyn Cookbookery is a blog for thoughtful cooks.

I’ve always loved food.

Hi there. I’m Nikole.

I’m a textile designer who works in women’s fashion. I’m also an avid home cook who loves to talk about, read about and (now) write about being in the kitchen. I’m no chef or practiced recipe writer.

For me, cooking has become so much more than just food. Cooking is how I practice self-care. It’s how I relax after a day at the office. It’s how I celebrate the best of times, and it’s how I help care for myself when I’m sick. It’s also how I’ve expressed both affection and independence, and it’s how I nourish myself and those I care to cook for. Of course it’s about the food, but it’s also a good bit about the intangible stuff that gives us all the warm and fuzzies. Plus, cooking is fun!

So, I decided to create a space where I could share all that cooking is to me, both as a creative outlet and as a way to connect with other cooks. Brooklyn Cookbookery is a mishmash of cookbook reviews, essays about my experiences and opinions, things I find and like, and occasionally recipes.

Please enjoy, and I do hope you’ll share what cooking is to you <3