Madison Mayberry of Espresso and Cream
Café au lait is a quintessential morning combination and it’s the classic pairing that inspired the name of General Mills food editor Madison Mayberry’s blog – Espresso and Cream.
Years ago, when Madison was an intern at Better Homes and Gardens magazine, she was developing many recipes and felt she needed a place where she could write about her own recipes that she made in her free time.
And her blog was born. But her interest in cooking started as a child.
“I still remember being five or six-years-old and coming up with my own ‘recipes’ that I would feed to my pets,” Madison says. “Eventually, I graduated to making food for people instead!”
As a food editor at General Mills, Madison works with different brands to create recipes and develop food content marketing strategies (She recently worked with Helper and is a part of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest team). That love of food is reflected in her blog, but she covers more than just treats and eats.
“I share stories about my life, my family, health, fitness and beauty,” she says. “Pretty much anything that interests me is fair game for my blog. It’s really a reflection of who I am as a person.”
She talks more about her blog, in this video clip.
While food is her profession as well as her hobby, sharing recipes isn’t the only reason Madison blogs. “I love the community that blogging creates,” she says. “I really love the conversations that happen through social media, comments on a post, emails and blogger events. It’s a great way to meet people with similar interests and passions.”
And what is Madison’s favorite cool weather recipe?
Her mom’s Autumn Chopped Salad.
“The combination of balsamic vinaigrette and poppy seed dressing is perfection. It’s the most popular recipe on my site by a mile!”
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts about General Mills employees with popular food blogs. The first featured Mackenzie Olson and her blog, Susie Freaking Homemaker. The final post highlighted Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen.