you know all about us [jess & tarin] as business partners, but we wanted to let you get to know us as individuals. this week, we're giving you some insight into tarin holcomb's life. she's the head chef around here & the creative lead for all of the glorious food we present weekly. tare has been collecting and creating recipes for years. she has binders, multiple 3' ring binders stuffed to the brim with inspiring cuisine, many of which fullosophie brings to life every week. read on to learn more about what makes tarin tick:
being bored and unhappy! i was working as a lawyer here in dallas.
what inspired you to begin cooking?
my parents. my parents are great cooks & i’m pretty sure i can count the number of times we ate in restaurants as kids on my hands. my mom loves following recipes & my dad is a little more inventive.
always say please & thank you.
what’s your favorite way to exercise?
i am a big advocate of running. i started running every day [7x per week] about 12 years ago & haven’t stopped. it’s really become an addiction, but i’m not looking to kick it.
i shop the world wide web for my everyday clothes. i try to avoid the mall & dressing rooms as much as possible. honestly, my workout gear consists mainly of free t-shirts i’ve picked up at races, philanthropy events, and sorority events during college.
what’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?
i had guacamole yesterday & i really can’t think of any food i enjoy more than that.
the songs change every few months but right now i’m listening to “ho hey” by the lumineers, “no strings” by mayer hawthorne & “hold on” by the alabama shakes.
what are your top three favorite restaurants in dallas?
i really like hibiscus [for something nice], louie’s [for pizza] & mi cocina [for mexican].
what piece of kitchenware could you never go without?
a sharp knife! i even bring a sharpener when we go on vacation & i’m staying in a condo/house that’s equipped with a kitchen.
if you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
there are so many places i want to go but i think i’ll have to say that i really want to go to blackberry farm in tennessee.