jessica formicola and family

About

Hi! I’m Jessica. I left my job as a psychotherapist to pursue my passions: family, food and travel. I live with my wonderful husband and daughter, whom we lovingly call our Chicken son Thomas, also known as Tata.

We aim to make your family meals taste restaurant quality using the four “S”s: salt, seasonings, sauces and substitutions. Together we try new things and share our experiences; the good, bad, funny and embarrassing.

Jessica Formicola at her kitchen island

Meet Jessica

I contribute to Better Homes and Gardens, PARADE Magazine, Mashed and The Daily Meal, but have been featured in numerous other publications, including Brilliant Baking and Country Living magazines.

Additionally, I create recipes, take photographs, appear as a TV personality, provide live cooking demonstrations and attend media travel events.

The Four S Philosophy

We are all busy, but that doesn’t mean we need to skimp on food at home. Now is the time to embrace our four S philosophy to easily elevate your family meals to restaurant quality. All of our recipes focus on these pillars.

  • Salt- Salt is not created equal and is one of the few ingredients you’ll find in all global cuisine, but there are SO many kinds! In nearly every recipe we circle back to the importance of salt for flavor enhancement and cooking.
  • Seasonings– Yes, seasoned food is better food, but how well do you know your seasonings? Learn about dry and and fresh, ground and whole and how to best utilize them in the kitchen to be a whiz in the spice cabinet.
  • Sauces– One of the elements that separate restaurant quality cuisine from home cooked food is often sauce. We aren’t suggesting you create one of the mother sauces every night, but we are going to teach you a few hacks to make the most out of using easy sauces to elevate your plate.
  • Swaps– Whether you are trying to vamp up a recipe, customize to make it your own or just forgot to grab an ingredient at the store, being able to pivot and substitute in the kitchen will grow your confidence.

Collaborate

Savory Experiments is a trusted and rapidly growing American-based brand focusing on food and lifestyle. Foodie friends, as we call them, know where to look for easy and reliable recipes with a personal touch.

Jessica knows how to sell brands and drool-worthy recipes to her dedicated following. Approachable and relatable, articles speak to the average reader and provide useful cooking instruction with a dash of humor.

Collaboration opportunities include the following:

  • Recipe development and food photography: My passion is recipe development and food photography. Pricing will vary depending on the brand and needs of the client. All recipes are extensively researched for SEO placement.
  • Television and Video: Fully media trained, I love live television, but also have a full production team for cooking show style videos and hands-in-pans. I’ve also represented clients in educational and promotional videos. We also offer more casual video on our weekly Facebook Live cooking demonstrations.
  • Travel: Many of my recipes are inspired by travel. I’d love to visit your destination and share your story through my webpage and social media accounts every step of the way.
  • Cooking Demonstrations: I am available for interactive and entertaining cooking demonstrations, both large and small and also virtual experiences.
  • Brand Ambassador and Product Review: I only work with brands that I genuinely use in my my own life.  All posts are written by myself, ideas and opinions will be my own and are open to an honest review.  Products may also be featured on television segments and during cooking demonstrations.
  • Freelance Writing: I am available as a freelance writer for food, dining and travel.
  • Giveaways: I host giveaways for products or opportunities that fit my food and travel focus.  Please contact me to see if your product would be a good fit.
  • Use of pre-existing content: Existing recipes and photographs are available for purchase to companies and publications. I am willing to entertain any offer put forward by a client.

We’d love to explore a collaborative way to take your brand to the next level. Please reach out to Jessica@savoryexperiments.com for more information on demographics or a rate card.

Meet The Savory Experiments Team

Tayler, Operations Manager

Tayler, Operations Manager

Tayler is the blog manager for Savory Experiments. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and baking delectable desserts.

Erin Indahl-Fink, Contributor

Erin Indahl-Fink, Contributor

Erin Indahl-Fink is the founder and creator of the food blog DelightfulEMade.com. Her mission is to create healthy and delicious recipes that bring joy and ease to your life. She lives in the Washington DC metro area with her husband and son. Erin is also the author of The Protein Smoothie Bible and The 90-Day Healthy Habits Journal. 

Erin Parker, Contributor

Erin Parker, Contributor

Erin, a former photojournalist turned recipe developer and photographer, is the creator of The Speckled Palate. She’s all about easy entertaining recipes–the kind that are great for sharing but won’t take all day. She believes that entertaining is for everyone, and her goal is always to help cooks enjoy themselves while they entertain. (Because what’s the point if we don’t have fun?!) A Southerner at heart, Erin always has a baked good on hand if a friend drops by, and her door is always open. She, her husband, their two daughters and their pup live in Dallas.

Hanelore Dumitrache, Contributor

Hanelore, creator of Sugar Yums, is a baker who loves all things creative. Growing up with an expert baker grandmother, she only started experimenting seriously in the kitchen in 2019. A few months into her baking journey she appeared on the Netflix show ‘Crazy Delicious’ (no spoilers), which ignited her passion for creative baking even more. Hanelore has been living in London for the past decade and works as an architect. Born and raised in Romania, she takes inspiration for her bakes from her multi-cultural heritage. She spends all her free time experimenting in the kitchen, creating recipes and obsessing over Corgis.

Holley, Social Media Manager

Holley recently transitioned from early childhood education to the digital space. She enjoys the social interaction and daily challenges that dealing with the public creates. In her spare time, Holley loves to listen to live music, work with animals and spend time with her two children.

Jennifer, Staff Writer

Jennifer is a Central Virginia based freelance food, drink, and lifestyle writer with a background in blogging and ghostwriting as well as in crafting content for online and print publications. Her work has been featured in Tasting Table, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, Piedmont Virginian, Virginia Craft Beer Magazine, Dine Wine & Stein, Edible Blue Ridge, the Baltimore City Paper, the Baltimore Beacon, the Jewish Times, Her Mind Magazine, and What Weekly. While Jennifer is Baltimore-born (and raised), her food focus does expand far beyond the mighty crab. Her years as a culinary tour guide gave her the opportunity to explore historical food context that she continues to pursue beyond her hometown while she also enjoys writing about recipes, makers, and all that makes the food world go ‘round. From the practical to the sometimes absurd sides of foodstuff, Jennifer embraces the opportunity to both learn and share, hoping to bring some education, and sometimes hilarity, to the food stories that bring us all together.

Jennifer, Contributor

Jennifer is creator of Take Two Tapas. Feeding people makes my soul happy so I do it as often as I can. Aside from my adventures in the kitchen, I am a wife to Brooks and Mother of the Year (this year at least) to Braxton and Connor. I spend my days making a mess of the kitchen, avoiding laundry and licorice, finding Lego bricks with the soles of my feet, and dodging Nerf darts. My life is a hot mess in an apron and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Jordan, Contributor

Jordan, creator of JZ eats, is based in Baltimore and eating is her hobby and cooking is her passion. Nothing brings her more joy than cooking for friends and family. She likes to share healthy-ish recipes and her philosophy is “everything in moderation”.

Kathryn, Contributor

Kathryn is a food blogger, recipe developer and photographer at Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog. She strives for simple, health-inspired and go-to-recipes that anyone can make. Kathryn has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and became a full-time food blogger in 2020. She loves cooking and creating new recipes with her husband in their new home in California- they are both Italian and Italian food is their favorite cuisine to make. She is passionate about spending quality time and bringing family together around the dinner table while enjoying a delicious home cooked meal. 

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Rebecca, Contributor

Rebecca, creator of Devour Dinner, combines her love for creativity with every day common ingredients. She loves developing recipes for families and truly understands the busy lifestyles we all live. As a Disney Fanatic and a passion for travel, her bags are always packed for her next grand adventure. She lives by the mantra “It’s Kind of Fun to do the Impossible!” ~ Walt Disney


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Contact

We’d love to hear from you. You can leave your questions about specific recipes in the comments. If you have general cooking questions or questions about collaborating, please email Jessica at jessica@savoryexperiments.com.

You can also visit our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, or Twitter to connect!

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