Canadian Food Bloggers We Love: The best thing I ever ate…and then some

The best thing I ever ate…and then some
Jennifer Molnar, Guelph, Ontario

How did you get into food blogging?
I have always had a passion for food, cooking and nutrition. Growing up I dabbled in the culinary arts without realizing it, inventing dishes on the weekends and helping my mom put together appetizer plates for holiday get-togethers. After surviving several busy years of university I was able to find time to really explore my interest in cooking, particularly through meal planning and recipe design. I began to develop my own recipes using Italian, Thai and Indian flavours and started taking photos of my culinary creations. Meanwhile, I had become a regulator contributor to the food magazine Spezzatino and was slowly building a writing portfolio. I was amazed by the fact that I could talk about the two things I loved most—food and science—and people actually wanted to hear about it. That was when I stumbled upon and decided to start a blog of my own. It seemed like the natural next step and provided me with a more creative, non-scientific way to write about food. My blog is only a few months old but I don’t foresee myself running out of ideas anytime soon. In fact, the more I write about food the more I want to write about food. It’s a vicious (and delicious) cycle!

What is your ultimate foodie fantasy?
My ultimate foodie fantasy is a decadent culinary tour around the world complete with cooking lessons, wine tasting and a plethora of regional dishes to sample. I want to pick sun-kissed olives in Italy, taste the flavourful moles of Mexico and learn how to make the perfect red curry in Thailand. The list is endless.

What are your top 3 favourite recipes on your blog?
A trio of one-bite Superbowl snacks: Bacon and Cheese Topped Kettle Chips, Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bites with Blue Cheese Dressing and 5-Bean Chili Nacho Bites. A fun (and healthy) twist on conventional pasta: Zucchini “Linguine” with Tomato-Basil Sauce, and of course My signature White Bean Dip.

Thanks so much Jennifer for taking the time to be apart of our series! I only have seven words for you: Bacon and Cheese Topped Kettle Chips…. yuuum!

Don’t forget to follow Jennifer over on her blog The best thing I ever ate…and then some, and on Twitter.

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