From IT Geek to Culinary Chic

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It wasn’t very long ago that I was sitting in an office, working a 9 to 5 network administrator desk job and daydreaming of what could be. I was dissatisfied with my career and the direction my life was taking. I knew it was time for a change. I turned in my notice, packed up my bags and enrolled in culinary school. It was both the scariest and the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.

Dolsot Bibimbap – Photo by Jennifer Farley

Fast forward several years and I am now a full time recipe developer, food photographer and blogger living in Washington DC with my husband Jeff. It was not an easy journey to get to where I am now. There was a lot of blood, sweat, burns and tears. I spent two years working as a line cook, pastry chef and cooking instructor. But now I’ve put that behind me and I get to work from home doing what I love most in the world: developing recipes and taking pictures of food. My blog is called Savory Simple and I love to showcase quality ingredients in well-tested recipes that range from beginner to advanced. Last year I published my first cookbook.

I am a firm believer that we eat with our eyes first so I take great care to make sure my food looks as good as it tastes. I want you to love my recipes as much as I love them.

Skillet Apple Cobbler – Photo by Jennifer Farley

I’m excited to be contributing to eHow and I hope you’ll follow along as I share recipes from my kitchen. In addition to my blog, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Jennifer Farley is the creator, recipe developer and photographer of Savory Simple, a blog dedicated to gourmet, simple, beautiful food and quality ingredients. Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD and has worked professionally as a chef and cooking instructor. Her work has been featured by Parade Magazine, Williams-Sonoma, Bon Appetit, Food52 and The Kitchn. She currently resides in Washington DC.

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