Welcome! I’m Janette and I am the author, recipe developer, photographer, videographer and resident redhead behind Culinary Ginger.
What’s in a name?
As you can see by the photo of me as young girl, I’ve always been a ginger (redhead) and this blog is all about the ginger – Ginger hair, ginger in the food… Culinary Ginger.
I grew up in England in a household with 4 siblings, where my mother cooked a “from scratch” meal for us every night. I took an interest at an early age in cooking and learned a lot by helping and watching my mother in the kitchen and I have been enjoying cooking ever since.
Today, that tradition is carried out in my household in that I also love to cook every night. I like to use only fresh ingredients: no processed or pre-packaged foods are allowed in my kitchen. I like to try new recipes and adapt current ones from all cuisines.
Culinary Ginger came about in 2013 when my husband suggested I start writing down the recipes I create (I love to make new recipes every day). I started researching how to do this and learned about food blogging. Fast forward to almost 500 published recipes, and counting.
In addition to my years of cooking experience, I studied fashion and art, which I feel helps with my creativity today in food styling, photography and photo editing.