Born and raised in Chicago, one of Blake's earliest food memories was a Chicago-style hot dog with all the toppings. It was the start of a beautiful friendship.
As a co-founder of The Paupered Chef And a Serious Eats Contributor since the beginning, Blake has been writing about food regularly since 2006. He currently contributes weekly to Dinner Tonight and writes the Chicago-based column Sausage City. He studied professional cookery at Kendall College in Chicago, and is creative director of Jamco Creative, an outfit in Chicago that specializes in social media marketing.
Location: Chicago, IL
Favorite foods: Marcona almonds, roast chicken, olives, and negronis. Negronis are a food, right?
Last bite on earth: A slice of toasted sourdough with butter, avocado, lemon juice, and sea salt.