The desire to experiment in the kitchen came early and organically to Robyn Andrea Burgess, owner of the conscious cooking recipe website, Runaway Apricot. Through her blog, Robyn creates recipes from local and seasonal produce to deliver simple and exquisite meals. She began cooking at age 8, was selling cakes to her classmates at age 13, and by 15 she was working on the line at one of Washington, D.C.’s top restaurants. Her undergraduate studies in Anthropology at Columbia aided her in the exploration of where food and culture intersect. A genuine desire to create recipes that embrace taste and texture is what fuels Robyn’s passion for cooking.