I’m Danna. I love cooking, traveling, library books, and collecting things. Right now I’m pretty into wooden dinnerware and mason jars, like a good Pinterest board. Born in an elevator (true story!), I grew up first generation Israeli American. That means I prefer my dinners family style and my communication somewhere between elated and enraged.
By the time I was 10, I had been to every state except Alaska and Hawaii, most if not all by way of car…probably why I love road trips. Today, I live in New York by way of New York, south Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and most importantly, Israel. I have a deep appreciation for everything bagels, smoke rings, heirloom tomatoes, and za’atar. The answer, my friends, is always za’atar.
From the bottom of my heart, I believe everywhere you go and everyone you meet leaves a footprint; an imprint on your soul. The things that matter most to me – hearing people’s stories, seeing the world through their eyes (or at least trying to), and realizing that no matter the language barrier you can always communicate through food. That’s what Sprinkled Side Up is about.
I’ll be honest. I debated having the world sprinkle in my blog name because this isn’t a baking blog, although there is some (sometimes a lot of) baking. I love sprinkles, I do, but what I love more is what sprinkles represent. They’re happiness, diversity, the finishing touch, synonymous with celebration, the food form of the Isley Brother’s “It’s Your Thing.” For me, and I hope for you too, Sprinkled Side Up is a memo to self…a reminder to see the glass half full, to take time to get to know people, and to respect where we come from and where we’re going.
Simply put, Sprinkled Side Up is a celebration of the yummy, happy, pretty things in every day life, and I sure hope you come along and celebrate!