Hi! I’m Chef Jessica Anne. I left my job as a psychotherapist to pursue my passions: family, food and travel. Now I’m an Emmy-nominated food judge and cookbook author.

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

Savory Experiments is about down-home comfort cooking; no frills or fancy ingredients. Just easy to source items that together create magic in the kitchen.

Meet Jessica

Jessica has is the author of Beef It Up! Cookbook and food judge on Hearst Media’s Emmy-nominated Plate It! Baltimore, a regular on the morning news in her hometown of Baltimore and also a spokesperson for brands like Sprouts Markets on Satellite Media Tours.

She has contributed 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, Good Morning America, BuzzFeed, Fox News and the National Enquirer.

Additionally, she creates recipes for national food brands, takse photographs, appears as a TV personality, provides live cooking demonstrations and attends media travel events.

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The Five 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.
  • Senses– Sight, smell, sound, touch and taste are the key elements to being a good cook. Learn how to really use them to your benefit from sizzling fajitas to the correct smell of browned butter.


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

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Operations Manager


Social Media Manager


Video Production & Staff Writer


Staff Writer






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.

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