Name: Jamie Schler
Blog: Life’s a Feast
Location: Nantes, France
What is the first meal you ever cooked?
We always cooked dishes here and there, but the first complete meal for company I can remember cooking was a Thanksgiving feast I prepared with my brother when we were both living in Brooklyn: a roast turkey with homemade cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, homebaked breads, apple and pumpkin pies, cakes, and cookies.
I will never eat:
Brains, kidneys, and hearts.
Who would you love to have over for dinner?
The entire Hazan family: Marcella and Victor, Lael and Giuliano, and their daughters. Passionate, knowledgeable cooks and passionate eaters who obviously enjoy sharing great food.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what food it be?
Chocolate. I am a passionate baker and most of my blog recipes are for sweets; chocolate is so diverse of an ingredient, marrying perfectly with a multitude of fabulous flavors. It’s also an ingredient that allows for the creation of desserts and snacks in so many forms: cakes, cookies, puddings, creams, mousses, and soufflés to name just a few.