Hi, I’m Jillian. All of the recipes on this page have been customised by me (unless otherwise stated), and all of the pictures are my creations – so you know they work because someone has tested them!
Interests: books, food blogs (mine and other people’s), being hyperactive, computers, Law & Order SVU marathons, Netflix on demand, French horn/piano/tin whistle/guitar-playing and singing at odd hours, weather that is not above 75 degrees F, baking, foreign affairs, languages, game theory, cereal, going places, puppies, clorox products
Favourite Music: Altan, J. S. Bach, The Beatles, Belle & Sebastian, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Borodin, The Bothy Band, David Bowie, The Byrds, Mariah Carey, The Clancy Brothers, Chanticleer, The Chieftains, Clannad (pre-1990), Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Decemberists, Bob Dylan, Fulkultur, Glenn Gould, Gogol Bordello, Carole King, Ljova, Mary Bergin, M.I.A., Joni Mitchell, Muse, Edith Piaf, The Pointer Sisters, Queen, Rachmaninov, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Shostakovich, Sigur Ros, Simon & Garfunkel, Skara Brae, Spoon, Cat Stevens, Syd Barrett, James Taylor, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Tina Turner, Vampire Weekend, the Verve, Rufus Wainright, The Who, Витас, Серёга, Звери
Favourite TV Programmes: 30 Rock, Alias, Arrested Development, Be Good Johnny Weir, Big Love, Brothers & Sisters, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Keeping Up Appearances, Law & Order: SVU, Modern Family, Numb3rs, X-Files
Favourite Films: Amelie, American Psycho, Bend It Like Beckham, Billy Elliot, Black Hawk Down, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chocolat, Elf, Everything is Illuminated, Gosford Park, Hamby, I Capture the Castle, Into the West, Jeux d’enfants, Keeping Mum, Kill Bill, The Life Aquatic, Love Actually, Mary Poppins, Miracle on 34th Street, Mommie Dearest, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride and Prejudice, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Secret of Roan Inish, Silence of the Lambs, The Sound of Music, Star Wars, Waking Ned Devine, White Christmas, Zoolander, Стиляги, Ирония судьбы
Favourite Books: A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Eyre Affair, Freakonomics, Harry Potter, I Claudius, The Life of Pi, LotR, Mendelssohn is on the Roof, Michelin Guides, Over My Dead Body, Poisonwood Bible, Pride and Preudice, Rick Steves’ Travel Guides, A Song of Ice and Fire, Mастер и Маргарита, Sorstalanság, Wicked, Jasper Fforde, Wisława Szymborska, Czesław Miłosz
My aspiration is to become a polymath.
My Heroes: Martha Stewart, Richard Feynman, Buckminster Fuller, Condoleeza Rice, Angela Merkel, Ryszard Kapuściński, Alexandra Kozyra, Larry David, Pirates (pre-20th century ones)