About

Feast and Merriment is a lifestyle and it’s how I like to live. It stands for joy, friendship, love and really great food!

Hi there. I am Christina Collins- lover of food, wine, friends and the joy they bring to my life. This website is about recording my culinary adventures and hoping to inspire Feast and Merriment in your life.

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” - James Beard

My love for food started at a very young age. I was never a picky eater- I really enjoyed food from early on. I started eating lobster and clams with my uncle at 3 years old and helping my great grandmother cook at age 6. I have simply always enjoyed good food. Even as a kid, I wouldn’t eat just anything- I never liked processed or fast food, or food that came out of a microwave that tasted rubbery and had an inconsistent temperature. I always had a deep rooted desire for every bite to be the best bite, and I still do.

I believe you can practice Feast and Merriment as a lifestyle as a family of one, two, five or ten. All it requires is recognition of the joy food can bring to a person and/or the people you share it with. I believe that food should be prepared simply and with quality ingredients whenever possible in order to enjoy each meal in its purest form.

My husband and I are dedicated to our day jobs and work long and stressful New York hours. Practicing a lifestyle of Feast and Merriment is our way of gathering, regrouping and bringing life back to basics- one bite at a time. When it comes to cooking, Brett isn’t one to help out much in the kitchen, but he is a incredibly important piece of making our meals and in helping me record them. This Feast & Merriment website would not be possible without him.

I hope my (incredible amateur) pictures, stories and recipes will inspire you to bring Feast and Merriment into your life. I look forward to looking back on this website one day and reliving each one the contributions I will have made to it. I am confident that will make the hard work of writing this blog all worth it.

– Christina Collins