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Farm groupie, food writer, enthusiastic taster.


The Rustic Kitchen is Janine MacLachlan's blog, an offshoot of her Chicago-based cooking school. Her philosophy is that food doesn't need to be tall and fancy to be delicious, indeed that it's the authentic recipes from someone's grandmother that make the most memorable meal.

Janine splits her time between Chicago and her Michigan farmhouse in the heart of orchard country.


Farms. Local, seasonal, sustainable food. Slow Food. Travel.