Hello and welcome to Jessica’s Dinner Party! This site began the summer of 2009 as a space to house my growing interest in food. What was meant to be a hobby grew into something bigger and eventually a career.
After graduating with a Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, I moved to Seoul to work as a food coordinator. Realizing how little I knew about the relationships between food, culture, politics, and the environment, I returned back to my alma mater in New York to get a Master’s degree in Food Studies. On this site, I share about my adventures in the food world and all the fascinating people and places I encounter along the way!
A little more about me:
- I shoot with a Canon Rebel XS. Even after six years I don’t feel the need to replace it.
- My go-to lenses are a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and Canon 50mm f/1.4. I’m not a professional photographer, but these help me fake it!
- I also take a lot of pictures with my iPhone 5S. About 98% of my photo library is about food.
- I love bread, especially a crusty, sourdough loaf.
- I also love ice cream. My go-to flavor is pistachio, unless I’m at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory in New York, in that case it’s black sesame.
- My nickname in grade school was dangun, which means carrot in Korean. My favorite also happens to be carrot cake.
- I’ve lived in quite a few different places: Toronto, Irvine, San Diego, Paris, New York, Seoul and now Los Angeles. Home is where ever my close friends and family are.
If you would like to email me, you can contact me at jessica at jessicasdinnerparty dot com.
*Photo by the talented Ms. Maggie Tauranac!