erin vondra

cheeky with a fork

From as long as Erin can remember, her world has revolved around cooking a meal or enjoying one. She was lucky enough to learn her kitchen and entertaining skills from her classically trained mother, who showed her that some of the simplest recipes are the most delicious…. and best done while sharing a bottle of vino. After growing up in Barrington and venturing to The University of Arizona to study marketing, Erin moved back to the city to enjoy the corporate life. Cooking had always been a hobby, but after finding a love for writing and a passion to share what inspired her, she left the corporate world and began her blogs, Forks & Amusement and Imperfect Polish. Now a full-time writer and real estate broker, Erin spends her time exploring the restaurants of Chicago, cooking for her husband and hungry friends and writing about all things to love in life.

Write Erin at with any questions, tips or finds. Always looking for new things to taste or make!

Get Your Forkful with Erin (Past Articles)

favorite dessert:

"Macaroons from Vanille Patisserie. So pretty and a variety that will make your head spin."

guilty pleasure:

"Bravo. What can I say? I have a serious crush on Andy Cohen."