Welcome to my food blog. I’m Claire!
About My Blog
I’m 35 years old, and I’m French. I have two children, and I’ve been married for 10 years.
I don’t have any particular background or food degree but I’m incredibly passionate about food.
Cooking and baking have been my passion since childhood, influenced by my father, a cordon-bleu chef, and my mother, an excellent pastry chef.
I’ve always enjoyed watching my parents in the kitchen. My father has a natural gift for good food. When he’s in the kitchen, you always have the impression that you are in a restaurant.
And as for my mother, her desserts are the best for me!
Cooking and baking have therefore become a real passion for me. I get up cooking, I breathe cooking, I dream cooking.
I also challenged myself to pass the pastry CAP (a professional certificate) as a free candidate in 2018. In the evening, after work, I read the technical sheets and started preparing desserts.
I also joined a Facebook group of mutual aid and sharing of tips to pass the CAP alone.
3 months after the beginning of this adventure, I became pregnant with my second child. Unfortunately, the pregnancy is difficult, I have to stay in bed. And therefore does not allow me to continue my project.
Today with two young children and a full-time job, it is difficult for me to prepare it again. Yet, thanks to my learned skills, I practice and perfect myself by cooking for my friends and family.
(Sorry for the quality of the pics, they’ve been taken with my phone!)
In 2022, I decided that it was about time to start a food blog. This is how jugofeed was born.
I also decided to focus on recipes and culinary cultures that I did not know but in which I had an interest.
I have traveled a lot in my life. I have lived in many French regions but also in Germany and Switzerland.
My husband is also of Cameroonian origin. I have traveled a lot in this country and learned about its culinary specialties.
But the Anglo-Saxon countries or North America, I do not know that much and have never lived in any of these countries (I hope maybe one day!).
Still, I have a real interest and fascination for Anglo-Saxon or American culture and food. I still remember the first time I discovered Dunkin Donuts’ food chain! I was thinking, “Why don’t we have this in France?”
Thankfully, my brother-in-law lives in Austin, and we could visit him several times.
Whenever I’m in the United States, I go to every chain restaurant or bakery to taste their specialties. This way, I can replicate them easily at home to remember these particular tastes I enjoy so much!
In this blog, you’ll find various copycat recipes, whether from famous food chain restaurants, renowned chefs, or popular food blogs. I’ll also make more traditional dishes or desserts.
But in all these recipes, you will always find my French touch. And if sometimes US food is hard to find in France, I will use smart substitutions!
Since I’m writing this blog in English, and that’s not my mother tongue, ignore the spelling or grammar mistakes 🙂 I’m still improving!
Fun Facts About Me
- I played recorder for 20 years. I was so passionate and won several local prizes.
- I’ve always lived in a mountainous region near a border, be it Spain, Switzerland, or Italy.
- Before working in the IT field, I was a lawyer.
Where I’ve Been Featured
I’ve decided to work closely with food experts in nutrition. Thanks to a great collaboration, we’ve been featured in many popular media and publications. Here are some of them:
- The Vitamin Shoppe: 6 Foods And Drinks To Avoid On Hot Days
- EatThis: 14 Best Egg White Recipes for Weight Loss
- Verywellfamily: 7 Allergen-Free Snacks to Take to School
- Ediblearrangements: 27 Smoothie Lovers & Recipe Creators Share Their Favorite Smoothie Ideas Most People Overlook
Meet The Medical Reviewers
I’ve also hired an editor to correct my English and check that my info is accurate.
Enjoy My Recipes
I hope you’ll enjoy my creations and my recipes. Don’t hesitate to comment on them and let me know if you tried them.
If you’d like to contact me, feel free to check my contact page. I’d love to answer you!