Hello. My name is Claire Thomas and I'm an unabashed food enthusiast. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and have turned food into an intellectual and grumbling-stomach driven passion. Because of my proximity to great restaurants and foodstuffs, the dive into the culinary arena has been exciting for an amateur gourmand such as myself. I'm certainly not a trained chef, but my incurable curiosity about food has pushed me to taste, create, and study anything and everything. I work as a personal chef, food stylist and photographer, using my blog, <a href="http://www.thekitchykitchen.com" target="_hplink">The Kitchy Kitchen</a>, as an experimental playground. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures as much as I enjoy writing about them. Happy eating!