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Beans, Beans, Good for the Heart!

Tastes Like Home



Chef Jennifer Hill Booker: Authentically Southern & Classically Trained

Say hello to Jennifer Hill Booker – Le Cordon Blue-certified chef, cookbook author, reality TV personality, culinary educator, business owner and GA Grown Executive Chef for the GA Department of Tourism and Travel. She discovered her passion for food early in life; as a little girl cooking beside her mother, grandmother and aunts, she learned that through food she could touch people’s hearts and bring smiles of happiness.

Weaving her love of traditional Southern cuisine with her belief in incorporating healthy, seasonal foods and her classic French training, Jennifer created a unique style of cooking that she calls Modern Southern Healthy Cuisine with a French Accent. Her first cookbook, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent (Pelican Publishing, 2014) includes deeply flavorful bean dishes made with different cuts of pork, and Camellia brand is excited to feature these traditional favorites.

Her second cookbook, Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, was launched in February 2017. This cookbook looks at a creative way to save time cooking by offering two recipes for a dish made with the same ingredients. Leftovers were never so delicious! Stay tuned for featured recipes from this cookbook coming soon to

In addition to developing recipes, Jennifer teaches culinary arts, presents live cooking demonstrations, speaks at events and engages with her followers. Competing on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen with host Chef Alton Brown, Jennifer demonstrated her creativity and tenacity to the Food TV world when she made it to the final round. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

She spends her free time in her kitchen, garden, or the local farmer’s market. She currently lives in Lilburn, Georgia with her two daughters Jenelle and Regine, along with their KorgieJack, Pudge.

Chef Jennifer's

Cooking Tips:


Plan your menu around your grocer's weekly sales ad. Your ingredients will be in stock, in season, and on sale!


Shop, Cook & Eat Seasonally. In-season produce is fresh, inexpensive, and tasty!


Cook Once & Eat Twice. Cook a double batch of dishes like soups, beans and chili-for those days you don't feel like cooking!

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