Hi there! I am Jan Nunes, a recipe creator and curator who created Encharted Cook. I Love To Cook!... and I love sharing what I cook with family and friends.
I love cooking so much, everyday I want to be a better cook and share what I know with you.
My love for cooking started when I was very young, when my Dad taught me how to make coffee on the stove...perked coffee.
I remember that morning well. He asked me to stand in front of the stove as he turned on a front burner. He then asked, "can you see the height of the flame?" I could see it and I had my first "cooking" lesson.
Of course, that first pot of coffee was nothing fancy like a cappuccino or latte. It was a working man's cup of joe that my Dad loved...and I loved making it for him.
That love for cooking has never left me and over the years I have stayed current with new cooking trends as they have come up.
Throughout my life I have sought to learn more and to try new cooking and baking techniques. My cooking and baking curiosity has led me to take classes whenever I could.
Most notably I have had classes at some of the best culinary schools and venues in the San Francisco Bay area including Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma, the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, and the San Francisco Cooking School.
Of all the classes I have had, my all-time favorite class is “The Great Holiday Chocolate Class” with David Lebovitz back in 2004. It was a hands-on class, where we each made 5 different chocolate treats with direct supervision by David. I still can’t believe I was so lucky to spot the class offering and learn from one of the best pastry chefs of our time!
Encharted Cook has been grown slowly but surely to be a source of well loved and tested recipes. Every month about one-third of readers return to the site for these delicious recipes and also to find well crafted culinary charts to help them create their own dishes. You can find the blog's latest postings on Facebook, beautiful pins on Pinterest, and a quick look at what's happening on Encharted Cook on Instagram.
I hope you will find something on my blog you love… and I would very much like to hear from you! You are all welcome to contact me. Just shoot me an email at [email protected]
So, Let's Cook! ~Jan