A WORD FROM US
Welcome dear foodie. Maja and Jernej here from jernejkitchen.com We are super excited you stopped by in our online kitchen. This is our personal blog, where we share tested recipes made from scratch in our kitchen in Slovenia, Europe. Ever since we can remember we loved food and time spent in the kitchen with our moms and dads - they all cook. We also have a vegetable garden and fruit trees (we managed to grow a lemon tree, which is super exciting as well) - that inspires us to cook seasonally and with high quality produce. Travel fills us with excitment and happiness, so expect foodie tips and places to visit from around the world. Hopefully you will find something delicious for you and your loved ones as well. Quick and Easy midweek dinners, seasonal soups and stews, chocolatey and seasonal desserts, delicious breakfasts and of course, a lot of bread and comfort meals. If you have any questions or thoughts you can reach out here [email protected]
A BRIEF INTRO TO JERNEJKITCHEN
JERNEJKITCHEN.COM, FOUNDED IN 2015.THE IDEA AND PHILOSOPHY
So why have we started a food blog? Two reasons. First, ever since we started dating we spent a tremendous amount of time in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, entertaining and taking foodie trips around Europe. So in this digital era, it only made sense to document delicious recipes which brings me to reason number two. Even though both of our families cook I (Maja) was lacking ideas on what to cook during my college years away from home. Jernej, on the other hand, had an endless amount of ideas and inspiration so he started sending me his own recipes, tips, and tricks.
We’ve also seen that a lot of our peers didn’t have ideas or knowledge about what to cook and how to make it - I get it, I (Maja) was the same. To keep it short, our reason number two why we started a food blog is to inspire people to cook more. Easy, delicious seasonal foods, tasty desserts and comfort meals. If I (Maja) was able to do it, I know you will be able to do it too. We have your back with simple and quick recipes and recipes videos too.THE NAME
Jernej Kitchen. Our blog is named after Jernej because he is the creator of the recipes. His real surname translates to “Beast” so it made sense to play around with the names and meanings and switch the Beast to Kitchen for the blog name.Jernej - name / jh-erneyy/
The correct spelling of Jernej.Kitchen - nickname / kɪtʃɪn / LITTLE MORE INFO ABOUT US
Born and raised in Slovenia, Europe. I feed my soul with amazing books, great music, nature, and meditation. Even though I am a Bachelor in Interior Design I decided to follow my passion for food photography and storytelling. One thing I really love is solving problems and communicating with people, which I find very useful in blogging too. Delicious coffee and tiramisu are my favorite desserts. If there’s one thing I wish to do more in the future is to spend more time in nature and more time traveling and connecting with people.
Born and raised in Slovenia, Europe. From an early age, I loved every minute spent on a farm, cooking, baking and all things growing food and gathering. Over the years when life happened I came to realize that gardening, spending time in nature and hiking + skateboarding are one of the best stress reliefs for me. Being Bachelor of Computer Science has helped a lot with all things blogging, but my heart is in the kitchen, where I love to challenge myself to cook new things, develop new recipes and present them super stylish too. As I am a baker by heart (and in paper:), my favorite foods by far are any kind of baked treats, especially homemade bread and any kind of delicious pasta.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a delicious day.
PRESS AND REFERENCES
Mentions, awards, interviews and contributions we’ve made/received since we started blogging.
DOCUMENTING OUR CULTURE AND WORK
OUR MENTIONS AND PRESS SINCE 2015
Dom in stil - online publication / Winter 2015 and March 2016
Grazia Slovenia - weekly online recipe contributor
Grazia Slovenia - monthly recipe contributor for printed magazine / from December 2015 - ongoing
Cookbook “Dobri ljudje, dobra hrana” - food photography and food styling / Autumn 2015
EXPO Milano 2015 - recipe contributor
SPAR kot nekoč - recipe contributor
Jana - interview / March 2015
City magazine Slovenia - interview / April 2015
Bookagram - interview / April 2015
Elle Slovenia - interview / May 2015
Netokracija Slovenija - interview / February 2016
Radegunda - interview / Summer 2016
Cosmopolitan Slovenija - interview / Summer 2016
RTV SLO - interview / December 2016
Delo, Odprta Kuhinja - interview / Winter 2016 / 2017
Liza - interview / October 2017
Zeit magazin - interview / Summer 2018
GTZ 2014 magic box - bronze medal / October 2014
AEHT Neuvele cousine 2014 - bronze medal / November 2014
Best Slovenian Food Blog - finalist / Autumn 2015
Best Slovenian Food Blog - winner / Autumn 2016
The Slovenia Restaurant Awards - FOODIE INFLUENCER WINNER 2019
Feed Feed – Various feed categories
Tasting Table – Greet the Day in Style with These Food Calendars
Delo in dom – Načrtovalec obrokov z nakupovalnim seznamom
Cosmpolitan Slovenia – Pet slovenskih Instagram profilov, ki jih ne smeš gledati lačna
Nigella Lawson – Feature on Instagram (Chocolate Tart)
Martha Stewart – Feature on Instagram (Tiramisu)
Martha Stewart – Feature on Instagram (Doughnuts)
Martha Stewart – Feature on Instagram (Doughnuts)
My Domaine - 9 Delicious Holiday Recipes Our Readers Make Every Year
PureWow - 19 Fancy Dinners That Secretly Take 30 Minutes or Less
The Everygirl - 10 Easy Appetizer Recipes for a Cocktail Party