Desiree Dunning


My name is Desiree Dunning and I am a wife, mother, writer, photographer, social media aficionado, and foodie. My family and I spend a lot of time going to events, farmers markets, and food trucks. Simply put, we’re outdoor people!

Living in Austin, we are always traveling to an event. They are everywhere in Austin! This town needs little excuse to create a citywide event. Case and point, Eeyore’s Birthday Party. So let’s have a party to celebrate a cartoon character from Winnie the Pooh. We’ll dress up in costumes and raise funds for various Austin based nonprofits. Talk about keeping Austin weird! J

My favorite events are the local farmers markets! One of my favorite activities is to go to a farmers market and buy something I’m not familiar with and prepare it.  That is after I’ve talked to the vendor about the product.

Food trucks are fun for the whole family! For anyone like me who has a toddler, food trucks are amazing! Children are picky eaters and it’s nice to go somewhere that can appease everybody’s palate. Additionally, toddlers are messy eaters and have a tendency to decorate the floor with their lunch. At a food truck, this is less likely to be problematic. Furthermore, I don’t have to force anyone to use their inside voice!

My passion for an outdoor lifestyle does not mean I don’t enjoy fine dining! I love nothing more than to get dressed up and eat somewhere special with my wonderful husband. And while my husband prefers a diet of meat and potatoes, he would never dream of interfering with my love of ALL cuisine. So we find a happy medium at home. Fortunately for both of us, I am an excellent cook! Which comes in handy when we go fishing. But that’s a story for another time…

To catch up with my latest adventure, follow me at Dining with Desiree.