Hello, I’m Marni. Welcome to Love and Duck Fat!

This little corner of the internet is full of real food and the love that goes into preparing it. If you like a little adventure in your food; you've found the right place! You will find plenty of made-from-scratch recipes made with fresh, local ingredients. In addition to recipes, I share my best mommy stories, product reviews and travel reviews.

Sometimes I cook with duck fat; most of the time I don’t. I’m not in love with the stuff. I’m in love with the experience of cooking and sharing with my friends and family. That’s a little bit of what Love and Duck Fat is all about: enjoying the experience of trying new, sometimes weird things.

The recipes you find here are delicious, (and mostly healthy) meals and desserts. They are sophisticated, elegant recipes easy enough for the home cook to tackle and often the kind of meals that you would pay for in a restaurant...a really good restaurant.

Those recipes are shared with you with photography (which I also love). I eat with an emphasis on organic meats, fruits and vegetables, and go to a lot of trouble to source from local food artisans and farms, while living in the heart of the city.

Sometimes you will find out-of-the-ordinary recipes here like octopus stew, curried goat, fried smelts, green papaya or Burrata cheese. The way I see it, somewhere in the world these are someone’s everyday ingredients (lucky them!). What am I really good at? I seem to be good at making baby food recipes, cakes and seafood dishes. If I do make something out-of-my comfort zone, it’s to learn how to do it. I share that experience with you.

I love to stay in touch with my readers via Facebook, my personal Twitter feed and Pinterest. Sometimes you can find me on Instagram. Please drop me a line on any of those pages and I’ll follow you back.

Who’s Cooking?

About Love and Duck Fat

My name is Marni Mutrux Meistrell and I live in Miami, Florida with my husband, our son Grayson, two dogs, and a cat named Miso. I've been blogging in one capacity or another since 2009 when I was living as a full-time artist. I've lived in Boston, California and Oregon; cooking and enjoying a lot of good meals along the way.

Work with Marni or Love and Duck Fat

Love and Duck Fat can be engaged to work with your brand in a variety of ways. Whether it’s sharing your brand on social media or becoming your brand ambassador. Do you think your brand is a good fit for Love and Duck Fat? Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss any ideas you might have.

Some suggestions:
Recipe Development 
Food Photography and Styling
Product Reviews and Giveaways
Sponsored Posts
Product/Brand Ambassador
Sponsored Trips
Food Events. Conferences and Trade Shows
Social Media Sharing

You can see some of the brands I've worked with by following these links: HuggiesStarbucks, POPSUGAR, NatureBox, Tuttorosso, Amber For Babies, Touch 'n Sing and Dorot Herbs, I've also done reviews about The Gran Meliá Golf Resort and Joovy Strollers.

Contact Marni

I'd love to hear from you! Please drop me a message at marni [at] loveandduckfat.com or fill out this form:
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