Hello, my name is Jenny Goycochea. 

I’m a born-and-raised Californian, recently turned Texan (I’m not buying cowboy boots) since I moved to San Antonio with my husband and three dogs. I was a professional chef in San Diego for almost a decade before our move, bringing local, seasonal food to the folks of So Cal.

Food is not easy, and it was never meant to be. I want to be the antithesis to the typical blog blathering on for paragraphs, verging on thesis-length prose without even talking about the food or technique. I give far more shits about the food on your plate--its flavor and texture--than I do about how it will look on your instagram feed. I want to continue to make a study of food--how it brings us together, allows us to relate to one another and makes our lives more enjoyable--and in doing so get back to the roots of cooking the not-so-easy stuff. Sure, some of my recipes will be simple. Many won’t be (but they will be delicious and worthwhile). And truth be told, I don’t want them to be. I’m here to challenge myself, and you too if you’ll let me. I don't say this to intimidate or to put you off of being here, but anything worth doing is worth doing well. True quality takes time and finesse. It’s not pragmatic, but it is satisfying as hell. I hope you’ll join me on this journey to rediscover food and everything that it has to offer us.