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 young picture of me, 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 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 as often as I could since then. Today that tradition is carried on my household in that I also like 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 found out about food blogging, fast forward to almost 500 published recipes, and counting.
I sometimes think I should have gone to culinary school instead of fashion school, but I would probably be working in the fast-paced restaurant business rather than the casual environment of my kitchen. I don’t regret studying fashion and art because it I think helps with my creativity today in food styling photography and photo editing.
I hope you enjoy what’s been cooking every week (the title of my weekly newsletter) and I hope you make, and enjoy my recipes.
About, about – Culinary Ginger