Hello! I’m Jen. I have a slightly embarrassing obsession with food. It consumes my life in many ways: cooking, learning, trying new cuisines, and traveling the world in search of new culinary experiences. It is for this reason that I decided to change career paths and dive headfirst into the food industry.
I graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in December 2010 and have been cooking and baking professionally ever since. I’ve worked as a line cook, pastry chef and cooking instructor. I’m now a full time recipe developer, food photographer, and blogger in Washington DC. I recently published my second cookbook on October 25, 2016. When I’m not in the kitchen, I can be found hanging out with my husband Jeff, heckling my cat Sofi, or trying to burn off cupcake calories at spin class or hot yoga.
Savory Simple focuses on everyday gourmet recipes for the home cook. I thoroughly test each recipe, and love to work with bold flavors. Ingredient quality is important to me. I believe that with some basic kitchen techniques and a willingness to experiment, anyone can be an amazing cook.
All recipes, photography, and content on Savory Simple, as well as all related social media channels, are protected by copyright and may not be used without express written permission. If you’d like to use one of my recipes or photos, please contact me.
What photography equipment do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III and alternate between several lenses: a 50mm/1.4, 35mm/1.4, 100mm/2.8 macro, 27-70mm/f2.8, and 85mm/1.8. I also use a Manfrotto 190XPROB 3-Section Aluminum Pro Tripod with a Ball Head. I do post production editing in Photoshop CC.
Do you write sponsored posts?
I am open to creating sponsored posts on a limited basis. I particularly like working with base ingredients such as produce, grains, meats, dairy, eggs, pasta, and alcohol. I also occasionally write travel reviews. Contact me for more information.
Can I send you a free sample of my product?
I don’t accept free samples, but I am very flattered by your interest!
Are you available for freelance recipe development, food photography and paid guest blogging on other websites?
I am! Let’s talk.