Last known photo of me in Canada in the Winter

My name is Jennifer and I'm crazy about food, food markets, and passionate about those who grow it, sell it and prepare it.

Photography and collecting vintage tableware, cookbooks and old photographs is my other passion.  Lately my knife rest collection has gotten out of control.

But my first love is food.  I love reading about, travelling to discover it, buying it, cooking it and most especially, sharing it with others.  I will go out of my way to toot the horn for local producers. 

I also love to travel.  While everyone else is visiting museums or shopping, I'm up early, running off to the local food markets, flea markets and thrift shops.  There are some strange things out there in foreign flea markets.

My formal training is as a pastry chef (l'Ecole Cordon Bleu in Paris and Ottawa) and as a cake designer (Wilton in Chicago).  In 1999, my husband and I, along with my pots and pans, moved to Monaco to escape cold Canadian winters. 

Years ago, I created a charitable bakery called Cakes for a Cause.  All of the revenue I make goes to charity.  As far as I know it's the only one of its kind.  Here are my credentials.

These days I spend most of my time out and about, camera in hand, so please check out my Instagram feed.

Thanks for stopping by and please enjoy.