A good friend Lisa and I drove to Winchester Virginia today to see Jenn Segal from Once upon a Chef food blog and cook book fame speak today. We drove out to a really gorgeous Winchester library The Handley Regional Library .
What a great presentation… especially since I am just starting my own hobby food blog. My good friend Lisa turned me on to Once upon a Chef recipes awhile ago with her Cilantro corn recipe which is so good. Lisa and I have made several of Jenn’s recipes and I have to say every one has been spot on.
It was fascinating to hear Jenn Segal talk about the evolution of her food blog to publishing a best selling cook book. Very interesting that she says much of her testing involves making sure she posts the exact amount of salt to add to recipe. Jenn Segal feels ” Season to Taste ” is a cop out for recipe posters… I am not sure where I stand on this as I feel salt is a matter of taste so I add, taste add more if needed but I thought her attention to detail was really admirable. Lisa who cooks her dishes regularly told me she feels they are over salted and just knows to cut back a little bit.
Here is the first recipe Lisa shared with me and it blew me away I have made it many times. It is one of Marci’s favorites as well