The cold hard facts are that my name is Jen Cantin. I’m a recent graduate of Clark University with a degree in English and Journalism with no job but plenty of unpaid résumé fodder. Currently on my way from Worcester to Philly. AS WE SPEAK(?!).
I’ve always had an interest in trying new foods, which is a safe way to be wild and experiment in life without losing anything of value to you like your dignity. I didn’t really get into cooking until a couple years ago. Since then I’ve been hoarding (topical, since Hoarders is so popular right now) kitchen gadgets and filling the freezer with enough tupperware to last all winter.
If you thought my life was only about cooking, you should know that I spend most of my hours devising small acts of rebellion against arbitrary social norms that inconvenience us. See: Eating Cake For Breakfast. That’s basically the “epiphany” that I offer you. The “deep fried” part refers to food in general. Well, as a synonym for “good tasting.”
Besides hours in the kitchen with Spongebob’s heartfelt laughter soothing my eardrums, alternative comedy is my sole escape from this artificial world! These people break rules you didn’t even know were rules until you realized every piece of media was exactly the same, and it depressed the heck out of you. Then you would have felt completely alone had it not been for Adam Linder, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the indie-punk band Sister City, and one David Wain.
I’ve previously lent my skills (writing, not self-pitying skills) to Worcester Magazine, Worcester Wired and Life Publications. Right now I do a piece at Small Kitchen College on a just about weekly basis. I tell you this in case you’re in a position to hire writers on the spot. Seriously. Let me know if it looks like I’m joking. And then please enjoy my blog. Everyone.