Hi, I’m Jerry.
Well, Jerry James Stone if you know me from Twitter or other places on the interwebz, and this is my food blog, Cooking Stoned. I’ve been developing recipes for about a year now at various publications (Discovery Channel, Whole Foods Market, KQED’s Bay Area Bites). This all started when I started a sustainable wine blog for TreeHugger.com called the Green Wine Guide. Since, you know, wine kinda goes with food and all, I started crafting vegetarian pairings for the sustainable wines I was reviewing. Well, they were a hit!
I had been interested in creating video for the Green Wine Guide but it never seemed to pan out. Just a few months ago YouTube reached out to me about starting a cooking channel on the site. While I had been interested in video, I was definitely nervous about owning it all. I was not a video producer. But then, I wasn’t a writer when I started either. I was a software programmer who had a career with everything from the Pentagon to Porn. So what the hell!
Well, the YouTube channel has been a hit in the few months it has been up so it seemed time to make a blog!
So why do I call it Cooking Stoned. You want to know, am I stoned, right? Nope. Sorry! Cooking Stoned is a play on my last name (the Stone part of Jerry James Stone) and the type of cuisine I create. My personal style is very Californian and very, very Bay Area. So a name that captured me and the free love, hippy spirit of this great city I live in seemed appropriate.
All of my recipes are vegetarian and tend to be very simple to make, and with very few ingredients. I hope you like it and I would love to hear from you!
Jerry James Stone
P.S. If you are looking to contact me, it’s best to reach out to me on Twitter. Send me a tweet at @jerryjamesstone.