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.

Colorful curried roasted carrots scattered on a rimmed sheet pan.

Curried Roasted Carrots

Easy, easy, easy. Fast, fast, fast. Delicious, delicious, delicious. That’s what we’re hearing from those who’ve made these carrots. Even avowed curry dislikers.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A green plate topped with a few garlicky chicken wings, a bowl of salt, and a lemon wedge.

Garlicky Chicken Wings With Sumac

An enticing example of just how exquisite Middle Eastern food is. And, for the uninitiated, it’s the perfect vehicle for trying sumac, a tangy red spice that flaunts a tartness much like lemon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Nine roast lemon chicken thighs in a round Dutch oven with lemon slices tucked between them.

Roast Lemon Chicken Thighs

In this simple one-pot supper, chicken thighs are bathed in a sauce that’s informed, though not overwhelmed, by lemon. Warning: You’re gonna wanna spoon that sauce onto everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A person dusting flour over a ball of quick pizza dough on a wooden table.

Quick Pizza Dough

A quick pizza dough—the easiest we’ve ever worked with—that rests for a mere hour yet turns out spectacularly well. Because pizza cravings don’t wait. Or at least ours don’t.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A mushroom pizza with ricotta cut into 8 slices on a piece of browned parchment paper.

Mushroom Pizza with Ricotta

A pizza that takes white pizza up a level with several kinds of cheeses and mushrooms and a dough that’s a cinch to toss together.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A white oval platter holding a whole roast duck with clementines scattered around it.

Roast Duck with Clementines

This is essentially orange-glazed duck with the crispiest skin you’ve ever experienced. Surprisingly straightforward to make. And even easier to accept the accolades for afterward.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2 D, 4 H
  • 0
A tied pork loin in the style of Porchetta on a white platter with cooked red onions and rosemary.

Pork Loin in the Style of Porchetta

A mashup of two Italian classics—arista and porchetta—that’s essentially pork roast stuffed with rosemary and more ground pork. Ridiculously easy to make. And even easier to devour.

  • (4)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 12
Rectangles of pumpkin pasta dough

Pumpkin Pasta Dough

Spectacularly stunning—and unbelievably easy—handmade pasta that takes its lovely color and subtle flavor from sweetly savory pumpkin or other winter squash.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
A stuffed pomegranate-glazed Cornish game hen on a white platter

Pomegranate-Glazed Cornish Game Hens

When it’s Thanksgiving for just a few of you, your response is game hens with a sweetly tart and pleasingly peppery glaze and a lovely little pine nut bread stuffing. Makes just enough.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6