About The GastroGnome


Ever since I was a small child, it seems the more food I shove in my mouth, the more words pour out of it. In 2006, I finally paired my unrelenting enthusiasm for eating with my love for writing and created The GastroGnome. From Beijing to Texas, from un-cleaned pig intestine (it wasn’t so bad) to huckleberry ice cream (it was that good), I travel, big mouth in tow, to answer the eternal question: “what does that taste like?” Beyond my blog, my food writing and photography have appeared in the Seattle WeeklySerious EatsEat Your WorldEdible Seattle, Food Network Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine, and Sunset Magazine. Contact me at naomi@thegastrognome.com for information about my freelance food and travel writing and photography.

I live in Seattle with my husband, Brett, whom I sometimes use as my accessory stomach, and our dog, Roger, who looks like a muppet. When I’m not eating food or writing about it, I’m usually trying to work it off by skiing, running, or mountain biking.