Hi, I'm Jaden, a professional recipe developer, food columnist and food photographer specializing in fast, fresh and easy recipes for the home cook. Most of my recipes are modern Asian! About meFast, fresh & easy recipes for the home cook.
Jaden Hair is a television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at Steamy Kitchen. You can also watch her cook twice monthly on Daytime Show, syndicated in 140 markets and on past season as one of the stars on ABC’s Recipe Rehab. Jaden has been a food columnist for Discovery Health, TLC and for The Tampa Tribune. Jaden is a cookbook author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and the Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites.
She has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Oprah.com, and Parents Magazine. Jaden was recently one of the hottest women in food (blush) and also one of the best food bloggers on Forbes.com as well as The Daily Meal.
Jaden is a mom of two little boys, Andrew and Nathan, who love to eat almost as much as she does! Her husband, Scott, is also part of the Steamy Kitchen team, he’s the web developer that makes the magic on this site happen, otherwise known as the “.com” of business.
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I take all the photos on the site. My camera is a Canon 5D Mark II Canon 40D Canon Rebel XT with a 24-70mm f/2.8L lens 60mm macro and 100mm macro for the food shots. If I’m shooting with very little natural light, I use an inexpensive but amazing set of lights called Lowel EGO. My style of food photography is clean, simple, and showcases the beauty of food without a lot of fancy props. All of the food created is real. Meaning, I don’t use food photography tricks like using Elmer’s glue to mimic milk, spray food with glycerin to make it look shiny, and I certainly don’t fluff and position each grain of rice. 93% of the dishes and recipes featured are created in my home kitchen and are eaten for dinner that night after a quick 2 minute photo-shoot. The other 7% of the food is still created in my home kitchen….but late at night when my kids are asleep and I don’t have to share any of it! If you’re interested in food photography, I sometimes post about food photography tips and my other site, Food Blog Forum, includes lots of articles on food photography.
1. One who has harmony in seasonings need no recipe. Know basic combinations of seasonings in types of cuisines Chinese: soy, sugar, wine, sesame oil Japanese: mirin, soy, sake
2. She who marinates meats–even a quick 10 minutes–will be rewarded with flavorful dish
3. Hot Wokky = No Stikky
4. Cooking not only taste. Use all 5 senses.
5. It is honorable to share your food with friends. Cook more than enough and bring to hungry neighbor.
ok, ok, Confucious really didn’t say that. I made that stuff up.