About Luna Pier Cook

Dave & Mary on the beach in Luna Pier, MI

This blog originally explored food, cooking and eating in-and-around Monroe County, as a portion of what’s available within the state and surrounding areas. It has developed into a broader blog, with Luna Pier only being used as a reference point. As Mary began work as a travel nurse in 2018, this blog has become a way to document the food of some of those travels. We’ll explore where some foods and ingredients come from, chat with people who cook as all or part of their profession, and explore some great food destinations.

This blog is not for people with special dietary needs or desires. While some of the foods described might be vegetarian, or Kosher, or even low-carb, the intent of the blog is to offer shared experiences through foods and flavors. In a nutshell, I hope this blog will be fun to read, sparking the imagination of anyone who cooks, and making people downright hungry.

From south of Flint, I’ve done everything from programming computers to writing computer books, to calibrating electronic test equipment, cooking at Big Boy, doing electronic R&D with Toyota, asisting in the development of fire alarm panels, to even working in a buffet at a casino.

Mary has two kids and I have four kids, all from previous marriages, along with five grandkids now, who all love spending time with us. I’ve cooked in various professional kitchens off-and-on since 1979, and have happily spent time since 2002 re-learning long-dormant cooking skills. Mary & I live 1,000 feet from Lake Erie, with two cats, a spastic-but-loving Pomeranian, a stack of cell phones and various tablets, a massive book collection (over 400 of which are cookbooks), and more unique coffee mugs than should be allowed for one person.