Sommer Collier is a wife and mother who is always looking for ways to make life just a little more interesting. She developed a love for cooking by standing on a wooden chair, watching her mother and grandmother cook as a little girl. Then later her eyes were opened to the vast possibilities in the culinary world through a series of international mission trips and travel experiences as a teenager. After breathing in the spicy air in the open markets of Africa, India and China, she knew her life would never be the same.
She started ASpicyPerspective.com after teaching cooking classes for several years with the intention of helping the average spatula owner to feel a bit more comfortable in their kitchen. Nowadays she shares easy-to-make recipes, with a touch of moxie, as well as travel content with the hope of encouraging her readers to break out of their comfort zone and taste the world around them.
She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband lovingly known as Lieutenant Dan (for no other reason than she met him right when the movie Forrest Gump came out), two scrappy kids with highly developed taste buds, and her golden retriever Kona… Because (she believes) all animals should be named after places you’d like to live.
She travels with her family as often as possible, always looking for new ways to experience this delicious life.