Hi, I’m Jennifer Pallian! I’m in the foodess kitchen – making a mess and making something delicious, in equal parts.
I live in Vancouver with my hungry and charming husband Adarsh, our brand-new baby, Theo, and our floppy-eared Irish Setter (who more than makes up in cuteness what he lacks in brains).
I come from a small town in New Brunswick, on the chilly Canadian North Atlantic. The storms are fierce, the winters long, and the ocean icy – but the neighbours are warm and their doors are unlocked. On the coldest nights we gather for what we call “maritime kitchen parties”: friends and family crowding around the heart of the home to share stories, laughter, music and nourishing, home-cooking. There’s no better way to warm your body or your soul. I like to think of Foodess as my kitchen party, transplanted to the opposite coast; my place to share comfort food and real life.
Things I am obsessed with right now include: strawberry hand pies with cream cheese pastry, crisp salads with lemon buttermilk dressing, homemade english muffins topped with sautéed greens and microwave-poached eggs, and spicy samosa pie.
Foodess in the press….
Foodess was a finalist in Saveur Magazine’s 2013 “Best Food Blog Awards” in the Best Original Recipes category; was named one of the Huffington Post’s “Top Ten Food Bloggers” and “Best Health Tweeters“; was nominated for ‘Best Weblog About Food & Drink’ in the 2013 and 2012 Canadian Weblog awards; the ‘Best of Vancouver’ Food Blogs in 2011; and was featured on Fine Cooking magazine’s “Best of the Blogs” and Saveur magazine’s “Best of the Web“.
Jennifer’s voice, recipes, writing and/or photography have been featured in Flare, Chatelaine, Alive, National Geographic Traveler, Readers Digest, Fresh Juice, and Best Health magazines; in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper; in Vancouver’s The Province, 24 Hour, Georgia Straight and WestEnder newspapers; on Blogher.com, Gojee.com, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Shine blog, Buzzfeed, Mayo Clinic, Aritzia Magazine, Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn, Gourmet, Fine Cooking, Ladies’ Home Journal, SHAPE, and Saveur magazines’ websites; and in the Bakers Journal Recipe Collection.
She has consulted to the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bags and Buy.o.logic television shows, and has given live interviews on Vancouver’s CKNW and Shore 104.3 radio stations.
Jennifer is a food writer for Glam Media’s social network website Foodie.com. She is described by Glam as being one of “the Web’s most passionate, in-the-know food bloggers”.
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By day I am a recipe developer, food photographer, freelance writer and food industry nutrition consultant.
I’m part of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, with special membership in the Food Photographers & Stylists, Nutrition & Food Science, and Test Kitchen Professionals groups. I’m a registrant with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, and a member of Dietitians of Canada.