Tell readers about your new book Southern Delights with J’Adore?
Southern Delights with J’Adore is my first cookbook that features 30 of my elevated Southern Creole recipes such as my “Millionaire Dollar $teak, Lobster Mac and Balsamic Glazed Lamb Chops”. My cookbook is a digital download that contains 10 in-depth instructional videos and a playlist. I worked on this cookbook for six months and the feedback has been amazing, so I know there is a recipe for everyone’s taste. So far the red beans and rice recipe has been a fan favorite.
Describe your book in three words?
Innovative, timeless and delicious.
What role do you think social media plays in food today?
Social media plays a MAJOR role in food today, because we eat with our eyes. A lot of the food trends have been set by social media. For example, I never heard of mukbangs or food ASMR until it started trending on Instagram and Youtube. In my niche, wagyu steak has made a comeback full force solely from social media.
Describe your food in three words?
Elevated Southern Creole.
What is your favorite cuisine to cook?
My niche is Southern Creole, but my favorite cuisine to make is Italian food.
What’s your favorite social media platform for your brand?
Favorite food and restaurant?
Lamb Chops and Crustaceans Beverly Hills.
If you could travel back in time, what year would you choose and where?
Los Angeles in 2016 was a vibe that I miss.
What five things could you not live without?
My parents, food, water, music and my skincare regimen.
What must be seen or experienced in person to really appreciate it?
Good cuisine in its native land. Italian food is my favorite food, but I feel like I need to experience it in Italy to really appreciate it and experience it in its purést form.
If you could see into the future, how far ahead would you want to see?
A year from now. I feel like the success that I want to obtain in my business will be achieved.
After having endured this pandemic, what are things you want to change in your life?
I want to experience life more and put myself out there meaning hosting dinner parties, food pop-ups in different cities and just really scale my brand outside of my hometown.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
My Instagram name is @jadoreskitchen and my name on Facebook is LaAndrea Brown.