Carrie Crowell

Though she was born in Tennessee, Carrie Crowell was raised sharing time between Nashville and New York City.  From an early age you could find her hovering in any kitchen, especially those on her trips to the South.  Already a purveyor of charm and good nature, it was food, not music that Carrie picked up from the colorful fabric of her genetic makeup.

Because bios are sometimes boring, here is a list of things Carrie likes: tuna noodle casserole, birthday cake from Kroger, Shirley Temples exclusively, white wine spritzers, delicious bread, butter, and probably everything except red peppers and all nuts. Carrie appreciates passed Hors d’oeuvres and souvenir guidebooks. She is a professional daughter, sister, and girlfriend. You can find her developing tablescapes and flower arrangements, loving all animals, and preparing for any and all holidays.

Carrie graduated from The New School in 2012 with a focus on Gender Studies.  She has appeared on The Paula Deen show, the Bobby Deen show, and her recipes and writings have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook, and Lee Woodruff’s Food For Thought blog.  She currently lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend (Dan) and dog (Millie).

Carrie likes cooking the most when it makes the people around her happy.


Matthew Porter

Matt Porter is a director, writer, and comedian living in New York City.  After attending NYU’s film program, and then teaching writing and filmmaking at the Fieldston School in the Bronx, he dove headlong into a freelance career.  Since then, he has written for, and has directed web content for Mason Jar Music, Polivision, and Sony Music.  He is also one third of a production collective called Dial Tone Pictures, and has directed and co-written a series of comedic short films, featuring the talents of actors such as Desperately Seeking Susan’s Mark Blum and comedian Leo Allen.  He also releases a short film every week as part of a sketch web series entitled Good Cop Great Cop, which has over one million views collectively and has been featured on,, and Dailymotion.  In the future, he hopes for peace and harmony between all wordily beings, as well as some semblance of a career.


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