Killiney Hill Profile

Following a brief and ill-fated foray into the world of Michelin starred cooking and reality TV, Jess decided to keep cookery as a hobby. She is an aspiring lawyer, impromptu schoolteacher, and failed historian.

Jess is currently based in the Netherlands, having grown up in Ireland, and lived in London, Melbourne and Aarhus in between stints in Dublin.  She is conducting quantitative research into the health benefits of consuming large quantities of cheese, and the use of the third person as a narrative device.

You can find more of her writing at Honest Cooking.

As seen on The Guardian Readers’ Recipe Swap

Contact her at canalcookblog@gmail.com

Canal Cook on Pinterest

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I am happy to be contacted to review products or places. Any such posts will be clearly marked to indicate that they have been sponsored. All opinions expressed on this blog are my own and only my own.

All rights reserved for content and photography. Please contact me if you would like to reproduce either content or photography. Copyright © 2017.


I have been, and continue to operate this blog as a positive experience blog (barring all the sarcasm and pessimism). If I write about a place I have eaten, it is because I have enjoyed it, and would recommend it to a friend. I’m not just a blatant sycophant who adores every place I eat, but I figure recommendations are handier than reviews.

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Canalcook, thanks for visiting my blog, thought I’d pop over and check yours out too. Love it! There’s quite a few yummy recipes I’m going to have to put on my to-do list. Those beetroot tartlets look super, as does the mushroom, herb and Applewood polenta. Loved your post on Amsterdam too, I lived in Holland for a short while in my early 20s and think the Dutch attitude to food is great!

  2. Thanks or stopping by my site and for the “like”. Really like your blog – your writing style is very easy to read. You’ve mentioned that the Danes love drinking buttermilk. I think that’s popular all across northern Europe – I’ve definitely seen it in the Baltic countries. Danish food sounds interesting – might see if I can get that far on my odyssey! Take care, June.

  3. Hi,
    Your dad is my GP of 30 years, and we spend more time talking food than diagnoses!! He told me about your blog today and it is wonderful!! Can’t wait to get to brooklyn! And love the way you write and talk about food! Not to mention the recipes.

    • Thanks! I think my Dad is definitely in large part to blame for my obsession with cooking. Really glad you like the blog. I have at least one of his recipes coming up though some of the ones already on the blog have *cough* disputed ownership..

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog – hope you enjoy the posts! If you need assistance with the cheese quantitive research I’d be more than happy to help!

    • Apologies, this somehow got caught up in my spam filter and I didn’t receive a notification, only saw this now. Your blog looks lovely, what an exciting life you have!

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