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Jennifer Ann

August 9, 2010 • 14 Comments

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  Green Bean Salad with Tarragon and Green Peppercorn

Jennifer Ann works in international patent research in Milwaukee, but we think she may have missed her calling (yes, we're biased). In both her cooking and writing, there is elegance and restraint -- see the headnote for her Kale, Andouille, Scallop, White Bean, and Piment d'Esplette - in Parchment, which fills us with both hope and cravings for Andouille, or any of her Editors' Pick reviews (like for CottageGourmet's French Toast Suzette or pierino's Ides of March Caesar) -- which are always a joy to read.

Many of you will also recognize Jennifer Ann from her various contest finalist recipes -- her Boston Greens with Tarragon Buttermilk Dressing, Red Pears, and Toasted Hazelnuts, her French Bean Salad with Tarragon and Green Peppercorn, and her Couscous with Roasted Fennel and Toasted Almonds (which haunted us until we made it a Wildcard winner). Apparently, if we could commission her to create a beautiful new salad for us every day, we would. But if you need any more proof of her talents beyond the salad course, this should clear things up: Chocolate Saffron Pots de Creme with Honey Cream and Sea Salt. See Jennifer Ann's profile page and fan her here.

Read Jennifer Ann's profile Q&A below:

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    lately, lots of dal and lentil soups
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    square bottomed wooden spoon
  • Your ideal meal:
    herb and goats cheese omelet with a little green salad, and a glass of Sancerre
  • The number of bottles of wine you own:
    4
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    8
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    Anyone cleaning up after me while I am still cooking
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    Sunday Suppers at Lucques, Greens, Arabesque

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    over 4 years ago lapadia

    Congratulations...love your Salt & Vinegar Reds recipe!

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    over 4 years ago Sagegreen

    Your recipes are offer an adventure of discovery. So nice to see you in the spotlight!

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    over 4 years ago dymnyno

    Congratulations! I especially love your chocolate olive oil cake.

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    over 4 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    So nice to see you here, Jennifer!

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    over 4 years ago KathyS

    Awesome Jennifer - I love your new recipes and I feel very special that I can taste some of those great creations as you make them. Kschmid

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    over 4 years ago Jennifer Ann

    What a nice surprise! (I was just taking a peek at Food 52 to find something to make for dinner). Thank you so much for the kind words - this really is such a lovely community :)

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    over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

    Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

    Lovely spotlight. So nice to get to know you. I already <3 your recipes!

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    over 4 years ago mrslarkin

    Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

    So nice to see you in the spotlight, Jennifer Ann!

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    over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

    AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

    Yaaay, Jennifer Ann! You're the best -- as are all of your recipes!! ;o)

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    over 4 years ago aargersi

    Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Great spotlight! Such nice recipes - I still am meaning to make those amazing pots de creme ...

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    over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

    Great spotlight!

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    over 4 years ago nannydeb

    Congrats! It's nice to learn a little more about you!

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    over 4 years ago Midge

    Definitely well-deserved! Love your recipes and beautifully written headnotes.

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    over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

    Ha! I work in IP, too :) I love your recipes - congrats on the well-deserved shout-out!