Jaime Richardson grew up in a coastal town south of Boston, where she learned to value classical music, literature, long walks on beaches, and fried scallops. Her love of food photography began at Brigham Young University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in design and bought her first copy of Martha Stewart Living Magazine.
When she began her family, she became troubled by the amounts of artificial ingredients in the food readily available, and turned her attention to cooking and baking from scratch, learning the majority of her skills from cooking programs and food magazines. She rarely followed recipes exactly and ended up creating many of her own original dishes. As a way to keep a record of the recipes she created, and as a place to share her musings of raising her children to share her love of all things sophisticated, she began her blog Sophistimom in July of 2008. Since that time, Sophistimom has earned awards from around the web, including being named one of Babble.com’s Top 50 Mommy Food Bloggers in 2010, and then again in 2011.
Sophistimom has earned the attention of The Pioneer Woman, where her food was featured on both ThePioneerWoman.com and TheTastyKitchen.com. She is featured in the book Where Women Cook: Celebrate!: Extraordinary Women & Their Signature Recipes (Jo Packham, Lark Crafts, October 2011). Her work has appeared on Gourmet Live, Gourmet Magazine’s daily blog, Glamour Magazine’s Health blog, and in Dessert Magazine. Jaime was a food writer and photographer for Babble.com on their food blog, “The Family Kitchen.” Her recipes have appeared in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine, as part of Newman’s Own “Own It!” campaign. She is part of Martha’s Circle, a small group of lifestyle bloggers, hand picked by the editors at Martha Stewart. She lives with her family near Salt Lake City, Utah.