My Mission Statement
I will help as many people along in their culinary journey as I possibly can.  I will help you become a better and more confident cook, and I will arm you with the knowledge of how to perform pastry methods and techniques and why they work the way that they do.  And maybe I will make you laugh.  Or at least smile.

Jenni FieldMy name is Jenni Field, and I have been baking and experimenting in the kitchen for over twenty-five years.  I so enjoyed my culinary hobby that, after teaching special education for sixteen years, I ran away to attend culinary school for Patisserie and Baking.  I spent a few years working as pastry sous chef and pastry chef in fine dining restaurants until I realized that I would end up with Carpel Tunnel syndrome if short little me didn’t stop reaching up over my head to wrangle down huge pots and pans.

As you probably know, unless you’ve been vacationing on former-planet Pluto for a few years, a very interesting Thing has been occurring in the culinary world.  Cooking, once considered a blue collar gig taken on by Unsavory Types, is now practically a sport.  Likesword Ice Dancing or something.  I think that romanticizing the job of cook or chef is a double edged sword.  On the one hand (edge), more people are interested in learning to cook and even working in a restaurant.  On the other…edge…the more romanticized that cooking becomes, the more intimidated we become.  If chefs are all up on a pedestal, how can we ever reach their level?

So, that’s where I come in.

I started this site and blog to teach you how to cook and bake, not just walk you through the steps of what to do to make a certain dish.  All cooking is based on techniques and methods that stand across a myriad of recipes.  Therefore, if you can learn the techniques and methods, a Vast Panoply of cooking is suddenly accessible.

Since teaching is in my blood, I really am here to help.  Leave a comment, send an email and/or become a fan on facebook.  I promise to answer all your most burning baking, pastry and yes, even cooking, questions.  Even if I have to do a bit of Research to do it.

If you’d like me to review a product, I can do it, but let me go on record as saying that just because you give me an Item is no guarantee that a)I will like it or b)that I will write nice things about it.  If, however, you are looking for an unbiased review, then I’m your girl.

Thanks for stopping by; I’m glad you’re here!

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