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Friday Night Photos: Introducing Jake

My handsome, highly talented, and food-savvy nephew, Jake!

For a couple of months there’s been a fun development here (in Kalyn’s actual and virtual kitchens) and I thought it was time to let readers know about it.  I’d like you to meet my nephew Jake, the older brother of the cute kids I take to Hires every summer, and another one of the good cooks in our family.  For years now Jake has had a strong interest in exploring the world of food, which may have started in high school when he never missed The Splendid Table on NPR.   Now he lives not far from me in Salt Lake, so for the last few months Jake has been coming now and then to spend a day cooking with me as a blogging intern.  Jake does have a full-time job, so he can’t come every week, but lately some tasty dishes have been appearing on the blog that we’ve cooked together.

In a way it was destined to happen, because more than four years ago Jake made Bengali Red Dal Curry for me and I was excited to share the recipe on the blog.  He’s a fan of spicy Indian dishes like that, so I’m hoping that cooking with him will help me broaden my culinary horizons a bit.  We’ve settled into a rhythm where we work well together in the kitchen (and Jake and his girlfriend both enjoy the leftovers!)   I don’t know if Jake will eventually start his own food blog, but hopefully this is a partnership that will continue for quite a while. 

Please welcome Jake to the blog, and if there’s any particular type of dish or type of cuisine you’d like us to experiment with, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
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    30 Comments on “Friday Night Photos: Introducing Jake”

  1. Hey Kalyn – the recipe dropped looks like it was for a broccoli, chicken and cheese casserole. Clearly, I haven’t made it for a while. 😉 But that’s the recipe that was dropped. Headed to your search engine to find it, I LOVE your recipe. Especially the sriracha cabbage bowl one.

  2. I copied a recipe for this page and ended up with a picture of a kid. If this happens again, I will drop your page.

    • There is no way for me to know why that happened based on what you told me. But since you’re leaving the comment on this page where there IS a photo of a kid (my nephew) I have to wonder if it is your error. If you’d like to let me know what the recipe it was you were trying to print, I could check on it. There are definitely a few things that got messed up when I moved the site to WordPress, but I have no way of knowing about them unless a reader tells me.

  3. LadyBug, sounds good. We will work on that!

  4. Hey there new to your blog but been following it for awhile cooking some recipe that are mighty good. I know that you have made stuffed green peppers before but this time can you make stuffed green pepper with the taco seasoned meat? I cannot find a recipe that is easy. ~ R

  5. Thanks Sally. I'm sure we will be having some fun kitchen adventures.

  6. Nice to "meet" you, Jake!

    Looking forward to reading about your adventures with Kalyn, what a fun thing for us to follow!

  7. Dara, Jake is just 100% awesome!

  8. Jake, I've heard so much about you from Kalyn. It sounds as though you are a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen and I know how much Kalyn loves cooking with you.