About Runaway Apricot
Save money, eat well and live healthy: Take control of your diet by cooking. It’s easier than you think.
Runaway Apricot is dedicated to local, seasonal and healthy foods made from scratch. With simple recipes and essays about foodways, I hope to empower readers to make healthful cultural, political, and economic choices through the market and kitchen. By passing along the demand for wholesome foods, we will make our communities strong and successful for generations to come.
About Robyn Andrea Burgess, Founder
Hi, my name is Robyn Andrea and I love food. I started cooking with the family when I was 8, by 10 I had my grandfather sketch plans for a restaurant, by 13 I was selling cakes and cookies to my classmates to support my social life, and at 15 I was working on the line at one of DC’s top restaurants.
My interest in the taste, texture, and nutrition of food has always been balanced with a passion for understanding the systems and behaviors that define our foods locally and globally. As an undergraduate at Columbia, I molded my anthropology coursework to explore the question: Why do we eat the way we do?
During the day (and often well into the night) I work in email and cross-channel marketing. I also spend a lot of time giving back to Columbia through alumni leadership. I live in Manhattan but, contrary to most NYC foodies, I have no complaints about my kitchen. My Harlem studio is well-equipped with a separate, 120 square foot space dedicated to cooking, entertaining, food photography and storing my growing cookbook collection.