I'm Marti Buckley Kilpatrick, and this is my blog: Blank Palate.
I am a writer and cook living in Birmingham, Alabama San Sebastián, Spain.
I started this blog in 2007. Since then, I've worked and written at a national publication, given birth to a daughter, worked a couple years in a restaurant kitchen, and pounded out freelance food writing. I write for outlets such as Gucci, Southern Living, Mindfood, Remedy Quarterly, EITB, Costco Connection, Edible New Orleans, Okra Magazine, Reno Gazette-Journal, and Birmingham Magazine, just to name a few. I also work in Spanish-English translation, specializing in food, such as this book I translated. Currently I spend my time telling everyone about the world's best goat cheese, teaching cooking classes and various other culinary endeavours in San Sebastián, and writing about all of it in both print outlets and on this blog.
My latest project is a pop-up ice cream sandwich bakery bicycle called The Cookie, where I sell my artisan ice cream sandwiches, cookies, and donuts to unsuspecting Basque people. You can read more about it in my interview with La Ser, Spanish radio, or via video on Basque television.
contact: martikilpatrick (at) gmail (dot) com
advertising/pr: please email me for terms and more information.
camera: All photos are currently taken with either my Lumix or Canon 20D.
photos: photos are copyrighted. please do not use any of these photos without my permission.
emails: Love your emails, keep them coming! If it's a question about "best places to eat in San Sebastian," I have boundless knowledge but little time to share it beyond the blog. Use the tags to search for "pintxos" or "michelin" starred restaurants. Or just email me :) I may work on a list of the best of the best.
Until then, you can check out:
- Five Fall Adventures in Gucci Style, an app for Gucci where I outline my fave spots in San Sebastian.
- 365Cities, where every Friday I give a super-top-secret recommendation.
Who knows where next?
Non gogoa, han zangoa.*
*ancient Basque proverb: Donde van los pensamientos, van los pies/ Wherever your thoughts go, your feet will follow.
Want to see me on TV? Here: