Greetings! I’m Karin Calloway and welcome to my kitchen. I’m a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes. But I’m one lucky, busy mom!
During my six-year hiatus from the workforce, when my children were little, I served as a personal chef during the Masters tournament, developing gourmet menus to entertain corporate guests. In 1998 I re-entered the workforce and instead of working in journalism/public relations as I had before motherhood, I was given the opportunity to combine my passion for cooking with my journalism background. Since August of that year I have been the cooking columnist for The Augusta Chronicle. About a year later a wonderful opportunity came my way and I joined Viking Range Corporation as their On-Line Chef, developing recipes and menus for their Web site. I’ve authored two “Quick Cooking with Karin” cookbooks with Morris Communications (the owners of The Augusta Chronicle). And, (big fun here!) in the fall of 2008 I was selected to judge the Shrimp and Grits Throwdown with Bobby Flay for the Food Network (which originally aired March 18, 2009).
On top of those gigs, I also am the cooking correspondent for the Augusta ABC affiliate, WJBF NewsChannel 6. And, for a little added excitement, in 2005 I became the founding editor of Augusta Family Magazine, which is now a national Parenting Media Association award winner.
On a personal note, I’ve been married to my husband, Bond, since 1985 and we share our house (and lots of laughter and fun) with two busy teenagers.
Product and Cookbook Review Policy:
I am happy to receive cookbooks and gourmet products or ingredients for review and/or contest promotions on this blog. Submissions must be readily available in the United States. If you’d like your cookbook/product to be reviewed and used in a give-away I will ask that one book/product be sent to my shipping address and that give away cookbooks/products (preferably five) be sent to a separate address for distribution to winners.
If you send me something:
-There is no expectation of a post, review or mention on any site with which I am affiliated.
-If, for whatever reason, I decide not to write about your product, I am not expected to return it.
-The product is given to me “free and clear,” without any actions required on my part, and is mine to do with as I please.
-Any post, review or mention:
-Will be based on my actual experience with the cookbook or product.
-Will not be submitted to your company for approval.
-Does not grant your company any claim to advertising or any other sort of “presence” on this blog or other places where my work appears.
-I will inform readers that the cookbook or product was sent to me, so they may evaluate my review accordingly.
-My permission must be granted prior to your reproducing (online or in print) any review or other article I have written, or any photographs I have taken of your product in any context.
Further, you agree not to add my name, address or email address to any mailing lists, or to sell or share this information with any other vendor.
If you agree to these policies and guidelines and wish to send your cookbook/product to me, please contact me by email, and I'll forward shipping address/es. (I’d like to acknowledge that I used verbage posted by Lydia Walshin of the Perfect Pantry blog in this product and review policy.)