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Hello, my name is Cathy Jenkins. I have owned and operated C. Jenkins Company for the past 18 years. Over the years I have specialized in neckties, fabrics and crafts of all kind. However, I would like to introduce you to another passion of mine, cooking. As time has passed, I have slowly began to perfect my recipes and cooking skills over the last 20 years of my life. Being the mother of 3 and a loving wife, I realized how much I love to cook. Which is why I have decided to introduce my desire of cooking to the business. I will slowly bring you into my style of African-American cooking. I have been giving many wonderful recipes that was passed down over last 100 years and I am eager to share these with you.
I started cooking over 20 years ago as a stay at home mom and house wife. Over time I began to experiment and try new recipes along the way. I give credit to family and friends, as I have called upon them numerous times throughout the years to receive guidance. I began to add my own touches to the recipes and this is when realized I was perfecting my craft, and that I had alot to offer in the culinary world. I found myself analyzing every recipe or entree I purchased at other restaraunts. Also, I could easily distiguish which spices, and items that were used in each dish. One day I hired a chef to come and prepare a wonderful meal for myself and my husband for our 15th anniversary. I watched his preparation, his concern and desire to create the perfect meal for me and my husband. This is when I came to the conclusion that my passion for cooking was greater than I ever expected.
My goal is to take you on a journey through the eyes of the modern day cuisine for most African-Americans. I will prepare meals over a 100 years old and some that were created overnight. My dream is to intrigue your taste buds with the most elegant flavors from around the world with past, present and future ideas. I am honored that you have decided to take this ride with me and I promise to share my passion and love for the art of cooking with each and every one of you! See you in the kitchen!