Jenny Latreille, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jenny Latreille has tested.

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Jenny was always curious about the food that wasn’t available in her small and insular hometown. As the city expanded, so did her desire to taste everything and learn all she could about cultures around the world. 40 something years later, Jenny has amassed an enormous, and sometimes unwieldy, collection of spices and recipes for making many of the regional cuisines she has discovered. This hunger for cultural knowledge also led to an education in literature and linguistics, with a Master’s Degree in Globalization and Culture.

While Jenny didn’t grow up in a family with many deep food-related traditions, she has spent the last 10 years slowly teasing the secrets of perfect pastry out of her mum. In her life outside of spice obsession, Jenny works as a silversmith and textile designer, working specifically with natural indigo and reclaimed materials. She lives in an indoor urban jungle with a pack of cats known as The Adorables.

Two BBQ pulled pork tacos in a cardboard dish with a bear and a dish of coleslaw on the side.

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Behold warm tortillas piled high with sweet pulled pork, spicy chipotle coleslaw, and tangy barbecue sauce. We bet you can’t stop at one.

2 hands, each holding a wine glass 3 quarters full of a bubbly orange cocktail with ice and an orange slice.

Aperol Spritz

A modern riff on the classic Italian cocktail. The addition of orange-flavored hard seltzer gives your drink a refreshing, and unexpected, upgrade.

A cast iron pan filled with chicken curry on a trivet, on a purple background with a linen napkin.

Malvani-Style Chicken Curry

Simple enough to be a weeknight curry. With loads of spices, coconut, and chicken, you can make this delish dish anytime you crave a little heat.

Three cheese and chile naan bread, drizzled with butter, in a metal dish on a wooden table, beside pieces of naan.

Naan Bread with Cheese and Chiles

Naan bread is good. Really, really good. And then GBBO’s Chetna Makan takes it up a notch with cheese and chiles, making us rethink everything we knew about flavor.

A black platter with several grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa, a few cherry tomatoes, and a wooden board with cut chicken, halved plums, and queso fresco.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

A white oval platter holding a bowl of dill dip with potato chips beside it.

Dill Dip with Potato Chips

This dip is creamy for sure, but it’s really all about the dill. Loads of fresh, green, herby dill. As much as we love potato chips, try it on everything.

A bowl of German-style potato salad with a fork resting in it.

German-Style Potato Salad

Served warm and without mayo, you might not recognize this as your standby potato salad but let us implore you—just try it. It’s divine.

A loaf of Everything Bagel Bread in a Challenger Bread Pan

No-Knead Everything Bagel Bread

Much less work than making bagels but just as delicious when slathered and schmeared with butter or cream cheese—or any soft cheese, really. And it’s perfect for toasting.

Four pieces of classic chicken piccata topped with parsley and capers on a white oval serving plate.

Classic Chicken Piccata

Simple enough for a weeknight. Sophisticated enough for weekend entertaining. And it’s definitely as good as you remember, too.