Hi, we’re Sherri and Greg, creators of Watch Learn Eat. Here you’ll find easy recipes (and the stories behind them) inspired by our own food journey. And it has been quite a journey! In the summer of 2015, Greg was diagnosed with IBS, which has led to some dietary restrictions. Part of our journey has been determining his “trigger” foods and staying away from them. Although there are a number of offenders, so far the major culprits are wheat, barley, rye and high-lactose dairy products. Therefore, many (but not all – a girl’s gotta have her cheese 🙂 ) of our recipes “post-IBS diagnosis” are gluten-free and contain low-lactose dairy products.
We designed Watch Learn Eat to appeal to other home cooks who are looking for simple, delicious and fun recipe ideas. We started by filming and posting cooking videos on YouTube, and later began blogging as well. Sometimes our daughters, Londyn and Jovie, join us in preparing recipes. Cooking as a couple or as a family is one of our favorite ways to spend time together. It has been something we’ve cherished together since we met. We work as a team to develop the recipes, shoot the photos and produce the videos that make up this food blog.
We invite you to WATCH as we demonstrate how to make easy and delicious recipes through our photographs and video tutorials, LEARN how to recreate them in your own kitchen, and most importantly, EAT and enjoy!
In addition to our recipe portion of the blog, we also feature our favorite food finds from the Jersey Shore in our Local Licks section.
In 2016, we also started an apron company, Foodie Aprons, which features embroidered aprons with original designs and fun, food-themed sayings.
Writer, Recipe Developer, Show Host, Co-Photographer
Hi I’m Sherri and I write all of the content on Watch Learn Eat. I love food! In fact, I was born at 6:11 pm and my parents still joke that it was just in time for dinner!
I am always thinking about food and has been this way since childhood. I remember going on school trips and being more interested in what I would be eating for lunch than the destination. I am constantly checking menus before visiting new restaurants. Family and friends always ask me where to eat for various occasions. When I give driving directions, I use restaurants as landmarks.
I first learned to cook as a child from my father who is half Italian. Some of my favorite meals to cook are Italian inspired or derived from my father’s recipes, many of which he learned from his Italian grandmother (my great grandmother). I remember visiting my great grandmother in Newark, NJ, who grew herbs in her driveway garden, cooked monstrous pots of Sunday gravy and baked the most delicious Italian knot cookies one has ever tasted.
I not only fell in love with eating, but I also fell in love with cooking! I used to have a children’s cookbook in middle school that made recipes from after school. I began modifying recipes as well as creating my own.
In addition to cooking, I have always had a passion for writing. By the age of 12, I wrote two fiction “books” aimed at teenage audiences which I attempted to have published by sending my manuscripts to publishing companies. I also spent a lot of time writing short stories and poems during my high school years and even attended a week-long writing camp one summer.
Therefore, it was no surprise when I chose Journalism as my major, graduating with a BA from William Paterson University. Currently, I am a full-time freelance writer and the owner of Sherri Hall Copywriting & Consulting, LLC.
By starting this blog, I was finally able to combine my two passions into one as my love for cooking collided with my dream of being a writer.
Gregory (Greg) Hall
Photographer/Videographer, Web Designer, Co-Recipe Developer, Co-Show Host
Greg is my handsome, tech-savvy husband and photographer for Watch Learn Eat. Greg has always been passionate about photography. After learning the ropes as a child from his grandfather who served as a World War II photographer, Greg became fascinated with photography.
Beginning as a hobby early on, his interest developed into a business as he started his own real estate photography and video company. Since then, he has photographed the interior and exterior of countless homes and commercial buildings. He has also photographed other projects, such as landscape designs and yachts. In addition, he has produced web videos for real estate, small businesses and townships.
As his company grew to include website design, Greg took on other types of photography, including product and food, so that he could provide images to his web clients.
In addition to photography, Greg enjoys cooking with me as well as making special meals just for me.
His love for photography and video meshes well with his interest in cooking, especially since he will tell you his favorite thing to photograph is something that doesn’t move!
Greg currently works as a full-time real estate agent.
Now that you know a little about us, we welcome you to our kitchen and hope you will enjoy our recipes!
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