Interview with Food Blogger Jenny of Bake

I first began talking with Jenny when she started commenting on my blog posts here on The Daily Quirk. She was so sweet and I wanted to get to know her better. I searched her out and I found that she was an amazing foodie blogger from the UK. I instantly scrolled through her whole blog and just fell in love with her content being a foodie myself. Her photography is excellent – she has a talent. The food that she makes is mouth-watering because she places it in just a way that it seems as if you could just grab it off the screen!

What caught my eye on her blog was her dedication to Julia Child on her 100th Birthday! Throughout the whole month of her birthday, she baked and cooked from Julia’s cookbook which I thought was so great! Julia Child is a perfect example of a great cook. Someone to look up to which Jenny channeled in her blog. Take a look!

Jenny has English charm and wit that we don’t always get here in the States. This is why I asked her to be a part of our blog! She happily accepted and will be writing for us monthly. I hope everyone who reads our blog falls in love with her as much as I did! Let’s get to know her a little better…

On to the interview!

The Daily Quirk: Jenny, please tell the readers a little about yourself.
Jenny: I’m a small seaside town girl from the UK with a love of food and a camera!

TDQ: When did you know you wanted to become a foodie blogger?
Jenny: When my friend Andrew told me! I became an avid photographer in school, and after I graduated from University with a BA in Fine Art I felt a little lost as to what my focal subject should be. Andrew suggested I combined my love of baking with my photography and write about it.

TDQ: When and how did you make it a reality?
Jenny: I first started blogging a year ago. I signed up for a page on myfotojournal wrote a few posts and then went public. As I learnt more about blogging I outgrew that site and moved over to wordpress.

TDQ: How would you describe your blog?
Jenny: A diary of my food experiments with a few adventures thrown in for good measure!

TDQ: Is there anything “quirky” abouthow you blog or your process?
Jenny: To you guys I suppose it’s that I’m British! I’m frequently told that I have a quirky sense of humour and ‘a way with words’. Hopefully that comes through in my writing.

TDQ: Who inspires you to cook and bake?
Jenny: My boyfriend is very supportive of my cooking, probably because he enjoys eating as much as I do! Having someone genuinely appreciate something you’ve made is a brilliant feeling.

TDQ: Do you have any favorite chef’s?
Jenny: Jamie Oliver and his photographer David Loftus. The photos throughout his cookbooks just make my mouth water, and his recipes are so easy to follow and produce such delicious results.

TDQ: Where did you learn how to photograph?
Jenny: I learnt a lot of the technical stuff whilst studying for my degree in Fine Art. Most of my knowledge of food styling and still life shooting came from Helene Dujardin’s ‘From Plate to Pixel’. It’s a brilliant book; I’ve read it a dozen times.

TDQ: Do you have any advice forpeople who say they don’t know how to cook or bake?
Jenny: I’ve never met anyone who can’t cook no matter how much they protest the fact! Just start off with something simple that doesn’t involve too much time or too many ingredients, read the recipe twice and start from there. It won’t take long before it becomes second nature.

TDQ: Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Jenny: I loathe royal icing, I have an irrational fear of submarines, and I am completely addicted to American TV shows!

Thanks Jenny for your Interview! We are thrilled to have you as our newest guest blogger!

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