Welcome to “Dare To Taste” Blog!

January 28, 2015

https://daretotaste.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=273&action=edit#edit_timestampJust when I thought I was done writing and blogging, I decide to get reacquainted with my keyboard and start a blog page on my “Dare To Taste” site. So… thank you all for reading my first post. Here is what you’ll find on my new blog:

– Cool new recipes that won’t be included in any of my future books
– New food ideas for social gatherings, dinners for one, and more
– Personal appearances/fun food events I’ll be hosting as well as cookbook signings
– Mailbag questions and answers to your food/cooking inquiries
– Contests where lucky winners will receive a copy of my cookbook

… and much, much more.

Today is Thursday and I’m headed to stage at a fairly well-known restaurant here in the Boston area. For those of you who don’t know what stage is (pronounced stazhje), its an unpaid shift in a restaurant where you’re thrown into the fire for a full day to basically audition for a job. Staging is important because accepting a job in a restaurant has to work for both parties involved. Not only is it an opportunity for the executive chef/owner to see if you’re a good fit, but it’s a time for YOU to decided if it’s a good fit for you as well. Make sense?

I’m really looking forward to today’s stage because I’m CURIOUS. I have lived my entire life/career with the motto, “sometimes the only way to figure out what you want, is to figure out what you DON’T want.” I have a job waiting for me here in the North End if this doesn’t pan out, so I’m ready to get this new career of mine started!

I’ll let you know how it goes.

In the meantime, if you’ve ordered my new cookbook, they’ve all been shipped. The mail out of Boston is very slow due to the recent snow storm so please be patient. The only thing I ask is that you send me a photo of where you placed the book in your house. And of course you MUST send me a photo of everything you cook!

If you have any questions about any of the recipes or you’re stuck on something… you can reach me at Jen@Daretotaste.com. I’ll be happy to answer any of your cooking questions!

Enjoy the day!