Who We Are.

Maya Stanton grew up in a family that structured vacations around where and when and what to eat, and proudly maintains that tradition to this day. A freelance writer, editor, and researcher, she and her million takeout menus — and cookbooks — live in a Brooklyn apartment that constantly has issues with water temperature. But luckily, no chickens. Yet. She hates Nicolas Cage, people who stand on the left-hand side on the escalator, and any soccer team that isn’t Arsenal.


Jill Moorhead’s first job was removing soggy breadsticks from the carpeted floors of an Olive Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She’s been working in the food industry ever since. She spends her days marketing local foods at an independent market in Columbus, Ohio. An award-winning freelance writer, you can find her musings about food in Columbus Crave magazine. She’s terrified of freeway driving, getting stuck in historic restrooms, and public speaking.


We’ve had countless culinary adventures together — in person, via Skype, or by text message — since 2000, when we first met and decided, naturally, to go to Spain together. Itinerant Foodies was the logical extension of that friendship; here, we post about everything from dining triumphs to cooking disasters, both locally and on the road.

Recipes to share? Restaurants to recommend? Lavish praise to bestow upon us? We’d love to hear from you: itinerantfoodies AT gmail DOT com.


10 thoughts on “Who We Are.

  1. Ellen says:

    Love your blog! Even someone who just ate well past the comfort point would be hungry again reading your great descriptions. Those mashed potatoes have been living in my memory, like a dog who needs to be cuddled, since I first read that piece.

    Keep on makin’ us hungry!

  2. kat* says:

    great site! i love that on your blog, life experience and the foods that are a part of it, color the picture so brightly! Having eaten many of maya’s creations, reading the blog brings up fond memories of food and a woman so passionate about it – it makes me miss it all twice!

  3. maya says:

    Thanks for the kind words, guys!

  4. Eva says:

    Jill & Maya,

    The blog is simply charming. I love it! It’s informative and so, so entertaining. I love both of your writing styles – full of wit. You’ve omitted the pompus attitude that some similar, “foodie” sites poccess, and made it fun.

    I grew-up with a “baking Mom” and later learned to “cook” through travel and LOTS of experimenting. (I’ve also clocked hundreds of hours on the Food Network.) The best part is that there is still so much to learn.

    I very much enjoy the photos with each entry. Makes me want to cook, and eat, and travel, and drink, and experiment, and taste, …. Hummm…Think I’ll go get a glass of wine now and a small hunk of Parmigiana-Reggiano.

    I’ll keep visiting, for sure. Awesome stuff.

  5. PDXMatt says:

    Have you thought about a “quick kitchen tips” part to add to the site? I kknow you got em’.

  6. Alex says:

    I read the introductory part of your profile that describe who you are and found it very interesting (semi proffecional-eaters, drinkers and travelers…). Well, keep on posting more interesting features and especially of African taste! Jill might recollect what she had while in Tanzania, last year? Kinda. Nice work!

  7. Lynda says:

    Thanks for a great blog & thanks, too, for including my blog in your blog roll. Keep on cooking !
    Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

  8. jenn nielsen says:

    hi jill! just wanted to say hello to you and maya! let me know next time you’re in brooklyn. much love, jenn

  9. Kit says:

    Hi there – I am still new to Columbus, and just discovered this blog through Luna Burgers! Looks like I have many more entries to savor as I spend the next few days trying to avoid the ice! Thanks for sharing your stories.

  10. Kristin says:

    Just discovered your blog – looking fwd to keeping up w/ it! Thanks!

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