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Adopt-a-Blogger: Introducing Chef Jeremy

May 12, 2009 by Joan Nova in Blogging | 9 Comments

Kristin of Dine and Dish is a busy lady. Almost literally on her way to the hospital to give birth to her 4th child, she coordinated her third Adopt-a-Blogger event. This is a great way for those of us who have reached a modicum of success in blogging to give back to the blogosphere by mentoring a new blogger. I participated in the second event as a newbie and was introduced by Holler to her readers at Tinned Tomatoes in Scotland. It was a fun experience and, after only 9 months of blogging, I’m happy to have moved to the ‘veteran’ category and to be able to ‘pay it back’ by introducing you to…

Jeremy Hanlon is a Professional Chef…yes, with capital letters. He has great credentials (think Daniel Boulud, Arzak in San Sebstian, Guy Savoy in Paris). But, he is a newbie blogger so I wanted to welcome him into our community. Classically-trained and market-inspired, Jeremy focuses on fresh ingredients in the kitchen and on his blog.

Originally from New York, Jeremy now resides in Palm Beach County and operates 2 businesses: My 1 Chef and My Fresh Chef. He has appeared on Holiday and Feature Cooking segments on local NBC and ABC stations and has taught Seasonal Cooking classes at Williams Sonoma.

Jeremy’s philosophy is:
“Everything is better FRESH! Think about the feeling you have when a fresh idea pops into your head…A fresh honeydew melon melts your taste buds; a fresh start creates limitless possibilities; a fresh spring pea tastes crisp and overwhelming sweet; a fresh attitude opens new doors; a fresh-caught fish has an amazing translucent texture; and a fresh perspective creates tireless energy!”
One of my favorite of his posts is a portabello sandwich. This will give you a window into his fresh perspective and creativity! You’ll also find other amusingly titled and informative pieces, like the zest of both worlds, which is a primer to using citrus to kick your food up a notch, and choose your sword which illustrates what to look for…well, when you’re choosing swordfish.

A visit or subscription to Jeremy’s blog is an investment in honing your technical skills, opening your eyes to fresh products and the creativity they inspire, as well as a chef’s perspective of putting it all together on a plate. Jeremy is just embarking into the blogosphere. Let’s give him some love. You won’t be disappointed.

Note: A new blogger is born…as this goes to press, I notice on FaceBook that Leah Katherine arrived healthy…all 8 lbs. 12 ozs of her! Congratulations to all!

NOTE: Some recipes found on FOODalogue are offered without ingredient quantities. They're meant as a guide to food pairings and techniques to be experimented with … in your own kitchen … to your own spice and taste levels … to your preferred portion sizes … and to however many people you’re cooking for. A perfect meal has multiple levels of flavor and textures, bright colors and tastes, and healthy(ish) choices. It's all about enjoyment. Enjoy the process, the presentation and the just rewards...eating!


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  1. Elra says:

    Welcome Jeremy. Glad to know you a little bit through Joan.

    Joan, I’ll be visiting him after this, I am sure I am going to be one of his fan! Thanks for introduce us with the Chef.

  2. Koruklu says:

    What a great idea to introduce new chefs!!!

  3. Karen says:

    Welcome, Jeremy!

  4. Ivy says:

    Welcome Jeremy.

  5. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    Welcome Jeremy! I always love learning about new (to me) bloggers!

  6. Lori Lynn says:

    Looking forward to visiting Jeremy’s blog.
    He’s fortunate to be paired with you Joan.

  7. Ben says:

    I’ll make sure to visit his blog. Thanks for introducing us to him :)

  8. Pam says:

    Welcome to Jeremy – I’ll be sure to check out his site.

  9. giz says:

    A hearty welcome to Jeremy. I’m looking forward to reading his blog and picking up some tips. Great job Joan – a really nice introduction and well rounded view of a new blogger.

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