Hey there! Welcome to Sweet Tea + Thyme.
First and foremost, this isn't a 'recipe website'.
I'm not just giving you free recipes that taste amazing, I'm here to teach you how to cook.
About Sweet Tea and Thyme
Sweet Tea + Thyme is full of multicultural, seasonal recipes that are developed and tested multiple times by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, published photographer, and food writer, Eden Westbrook.
I bring fresh, from-scratch multicultural and seasonal recipes that are inspired by the people I love, the places I've lived, and the many cultures I grew up in and surrounded by as a third generation Navy brat, military veteran, and vet spouse.
Each recipe is broken down in post: from historic knowledge about cultural backgrounds for recipes around the world; to the breakdown of ingredients, their uses, and their substitutes; to professional culinary techniques and terms useful to many home cooks for everyday cooking.
This helps teach how to not only cook this recipe, but learn how to cook almost any dish.
This is the true goal of Sweet Tea + Thyme. I don't want you to leave knowing how to make a Birria Taco, I want you to leave knowing how to braise, pan fry, and even how to make your own tortillas while understanding and respecting the background and history.
And as my husband puts it: I don't just want you to learn how to Birria Taco, but why Birria Taco.
Cultures should be celebrated and understood, never erased.
I come from a family of great cooks. My grandma and mama both won many awards for their cooking and baking skills, and I can honestly say that a strong love and ability for great cooking runs through my veins!
I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Virginia with my multicultural family where our home is nestled between a lake and cozy woodlands, and we're surrounded by beautiful farms. It's here that I'm whipping up new recipes, entertaining friends and family, teaching my students in The Food Blogging Mastermind, and enjoying living life in the Virginian countryside.
I started Sweet Tea + Thyme in 2015 and have since been featured on Business Insider, The Tastemaker Conference, Essence Magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Food Blogger Pro Podcast, Self Magazine, The Every Girl, Taste of Home Magazine, and many, many more.