Pause. Profile: Claire Matern

Below is an excerpt from my recent interview with Pause. Click here to read the whole article.

We’re big foodies even though we don’t know our way around a kitchen like master chefs. We appreciate any delicious cuisine and where the ingredients come from, much like how we appreciate slow fashion (minus the delicious cuisine part). Claire Matern wants to show everyone that you don’t need to be an expert cook or even to follow a recipe to feel confident in the kitchen. Claire is a culinary writer who provides helpful tips and easy to make healthy and tasty dishes. She even walked us through a recipe any woman on the go can quickly make to meal prep her week! Get hungry and find the recipe below as you get to learn more about Claire.

What do you do and where are you from?

I’m from Brooklyn. I grew up in Park Slope, but as a kid I lived in Switzerland for 3 years, then in London and Costa Rica as a student. Living abroad has influenced my life and career as much as New York has. 

I’m a culinary personality, expert and writer. Growing up in the industry has given me the unique perspective of being around food my whole life—from shopping for it, visiting farms and factories, cooking with family—and of course eating.

What prompted you to get into the food world? What is your mission?

Growing up in food heavily influenced me with getting in to the industry. I worked in fashion before, but there is such a strong pull when it’s a world you’ve grown up in. 

My goal is to share all the knowledge I have accumulated from my dad—a trained chef and specialty foods expert and cheesemonger. I want to show how approachable cooking can be. I want to bring ease to the kitchen and ingredients—to take away food pretension and make it accessible. 

To finish the interview click here

And my biggest thanks to Pause. for featuring me!

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