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Chocolate Shavings

My name is Jennifer. I am from Paris, France and I hold my country personally responsible for making a real food lover!

After going to college and getting my political science degree, I couldn’t see myself embarking in a career that wouldn’t be food-related. A couple months later, I was off to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute. I now work from Montreal as a freelance food photographer and food writer. During my free time, you can probably find me testing new recipes, trying out a new camera or reading about the newest in the culinary world. Yes, I confess, I am food-obsessed!

If you have a blog, what is your blog name and for how long have you been blogging?

My blog is called Chocolate Shavings. I have been blogging for a year and a half and am grateful for the great food lover community out there and all the great blogs I am able to discover everyday!

When and why did you join the Daring Bakers?

Well, first I joined the Daring Bakers because the food coming out of those kitchens looked so good! I thought the idea of thousands of kitchens around the world cooking the same recipe was exciting so I really wanted to be a part of it.

What’s the best part about being a Daring Baker?

The best part is finding out what the new challenge of the month is going to be!

Who’s your favourite baker/chef?

That’s a difficult one… I would say that my all-time favorite chef would probably be Jamie Oliver because of his undying commitment to locally-grown food, and fresh crisp flavors. As for bakers, right now it would be Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito who co-wrote the book Baked. Everything in there is to die for!

What’s your favourite cookbook?

Baked is currently one of my favourites cookbooks but it’s hard to pick an all-time favorite one!

If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring one dessert with you, what would it be?

I can only bring one? Oh my.., It would have to be really good homemade grapefruit sorbet with a warm chocolate tart. Is that sort of like picking two desserts? Oh well…

You can visit Jen on her blog, Chocolate Shavings

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Joined: 03/21/2009

Hello Jen!

You have a lovely blog! I am new to the blog world Smile I love your food styling and photography!


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Joined: 03/07/2009

Oh yes, warm chocolate dark made with bittersweet chocolate yum!

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