About Me

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Welcome to the Fudge Vein! My name is Samantha Halpern and I currently live in Los Angeles, California with my pirate dog, Zuma.  I am obsessssssssed with food. Food IS my Fudge Vein! I think about it ALL the time. How to cook it, bake it, where it comes from, what’s in it, and how I can experience and connect to it differently than I have before. I am endlessly fascinated by every single angle of food. It’s one of the few creative mediums that can touch every one of your senses. When I am making, learning, or experiencing food, that is me living life in the Fudge Vein.

My relationship with food has a strong history of being an emotionally-driven, haywire ride. This all changed in November 2015, I was laid off from what had turned into hectic, crazy, toxic job for me. I quickly decided that instead of jumping right into another job, I would take some time to myself. I began connecting to my food again, grocery shopping, cooking, and learning. I began physically, mentally, and emotionally feeling better. I was feeling more ME than I had felt in a long, long time. The magic of food was revealing more and more of my authentic self.

My journey through exploring food philosophy and the mind-body relationship I have with my food allows me to be myself every day. I am of the belief that, while eating healthy foods is a major part of how healthy and happy someone can feel, it’s much more than that. It’s about knowing and understanding your food: what’s in it and where it comes from. For those that can and like to cook, it’s about the energy you put into the transformation of your food that you are then using to nourish and energize your body. For those that LOVE food, it’s about indulging in the foods that speak to your soul in a balanced way that is right for you. As an American, I live in a culture that is so disconnected from our food and then we wonder why we’re one of the most obese nations in the world. It starts within, become connected to your food, open your mind and then open your mouth.

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See the following posts for more of my personal story:

“Emotional” Eating

My Personal Food Philosophy


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