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.
Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to contact me to say hello you can do that here. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.