Siiri Sampson is a Seattle, Washington native who enjoyed learning two very different styles of cooking growing up. Her mom’s family has a Southern background, lending a down-home, comfort food style to her classic, generations-old family dishes. Her dad has always favored experimenting in the kitchen, and it was his flair for whipping up the unknown that sparked Siiri’s curiosities as a young cook.
Returning to Seattle as an adult has opened up new possibilities for Siiri as a cook. As a vibrant 20′s something in the forward-thinking city, Siiri strives to entertain small groups of friends throughout the year, on a budget and without much fuss. She’s now focusing more on sharing her tricks, tips, hands-off hints, and how to keep it local, without spending more time, money or energy than ordinary.
Her blog, A Half Cup, aims to convey these themes to the young bunch like her, the parents on time and money budgets, and home cooks who just feel like there’s never enough time to follow a recipe!
Siiri welcomes feedback, contributions, critiques and community discussion and hopes she can bring you at least one quick trick, or new favorite cooking idea in future posts or discussions.
Thanks for visiting, and happy cooking!