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Welcome to my humble home on the worldwide web.  I’m a thirty-something food fanatic who’s always hungry and seriously addicted to buying cookbooks.  I’ve jumped on the blogging bandwagon so that I can finally make a dent on my “Recipes-to-try” list.  These recipes are not only from my largely unused cookbooks or from the cooking shows I love but they’re also from the food blog pioneers I’ve followed for years.

Since I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m very lucky to be exposed to countless gastronomic delights.  My husband and I also love to travel and getting to know different cultures through their cuisine is as exciting for me as seeing famous monuments.   At home, however, I tend to gravitate towards simple, rustic dishes.  So, this is the kind of food you’ll be seeing in this blog.  Comfort food, healthy food–that’s what Lemons and Anchovies is all about.

If you want to say hello, feel free to email me at

37 Comments leave one →
  1. Mildred Gallegos permalink
    March 23, 2010 1:04 PM

    Looks amazing Jean and I can’t wait to read more!

  2. Kelly permalink
    April 23, 2010 9:52 PM

    Jean you look gorgeous!! Now you totally remind me of Giada de Laurentiis! Looking forward to see more of your posts 🙂

  3. Brianne permalink
    April 26, 2010 11:30 PM

    Jean, each of your recipes sound and look delicious. I moved to the Bay Area fairly recently from the Midwest and was curious if you had any must-try restaurant recommendations in the South Bay.

    I look forward to many posts and recipes from you to come!

    • April 27, 2010 6:46 AM

      Thanks, Brianne! I’d be happy to make recommendations but tell me what you like–it would help narrow things down a bit.


  4. May 4, 2010 6:53 PM

    it’s so great to meet you… hope to see you and know you more through your posts…

    • May 4, 2010 6:58 PM

      Malou…likewise. I’ve been popping into your blog and have enjoyed your posts. I look forward to seeing more, too!

  5. May 4, 2010 10:40 PM

    Jean, Absolutely Beautiful Photos! Love your writing style as well. Well Done! xo

    • May 4, 2010 10:49 PM

      Susan! It warms my heart that you not only visited but also made a comment–thanks! Still learning how to take pictures.

  6. May 5, 2010 5:30 AM

    We are hoping to travel to San Francisco some time this year! Must be nice to live in a vacation spot! Me=jealous lol

  7. May 26, 2010 7:53 AM

    I love your website. I just came across it as I was looking on the Cooking Channels Facebook page. I am def going to try some of your stuff. check out my page when you get a chance.


    • May 26, 2010 8:18 AM

      Hey, Nick. Thanks for stopping by. I’ve just been to your sight and I like it too. You’ve been bookmarked!

  8. June 8, 2010 9:59 AM

    Hi! I found your blog via foodbuzz top 9 and am so impressed… can’t wait to dig through your recipes during lunch!

    — Lauren, Lauren’s Little Kitchen

  9. June 8, 2010 1:17 PM


  10. Mercy permalink
    June 17, 2010 12:27 PM

    love, love , love IT!! very inspiring I need to try some of these recipes. GREAT job Jean!!

  11. trissalicious permalink
    June 29, 2010 1:07 AM

    Hello! Was reading your page – didn’t realize you were Filipino too! Have you heard of our Kulinarya club? You might want to join? Trissa

  12. July 30, 2010 1:14 AM

    You’re so pretty! 😀 Thanks for dropping by my blog, Jean. You have a beautiful blog!

  13. August 11, 2010 1:47 PM

    I just found your blog recently and keep coming back to read your archives. I love that your personality comes through in your posts and your desserts keep my mouth watering:) I’m adding you to my blogroll to share your site with others! Cheers, from a new fan!

    • August 11, 2010 4:15 PM

      Tami, I am so flattered! What a compliment coming from someone who has a great blog herself. Thank you so much. I look forward to following yours, too. 🙂

  14. September 7, 2010 6:44 PM

    amazing photos! and your recipes sound great…my kind of food!

  15. September 13, 2010 5:15 AM

    So happy I discovered your blog! I look froward to following it.

  16. September 22, 2010 6:52 AM

    For someone who has just started this blog 6 months ago, it is already so full of beautiful posts…I am so glad I stumbled into this blog:)

  17. September 23, 2010 5:01 PM

    Hi thanks for addin me in foodbuzz!

    you have a great blog going on here , love the layout and the content 🙂

  18. October 21, 2010 8:27 AM

    Happy to have found you via “You Fed A Baby Chili?”. Your blog title is awesome. I love both a juicy lemon and the much-maligned anchovy.

  19. November 11, 2010 8:31 PM

    I found your blog on food gawker, it looks awesome! We have a lot in common: I’m also a thirty-something foodie who LOVES to eat, cook and travel, and buys too many cookbooks…except I live in NYC! I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Oh, and great title, by the way – anchovies are AWESOME!! 🙂


  20. john permalink
    January 17, 2011 8:17 PM

    I just looked your photos over; very good, great compositions. And I’m so hungry now, think I’ll have another dinner.
    John in Salt Lake

  21. Deirdre permalink
    January 24, 2011 10:15 AM

    Do you send e-mail updates when you post new content?


    • Deirdre permalink
      January 24, 2011 10:16 AM

      Nevermind:) I found it!

  22. February 1, 2011 7:57 AM

    I adore your blog and awarded you the Stylish blog award! Have fun! Here’s the link to check it out.


  23. April 25, 2011 12:59 AM

    I just switched to and was wondering how you put your “Top 9” on your side banner. Whenever I do it, the site just shows a link.

    Anyway, nice blog!

  24. June 3, 2011 12:43 PM

    Hello, we are going to visit the US, California and San Fransisco as well, this August. Can you recommend the best place to shop for baking supplies? Like a candyshop for real! Many thanks, Gerry

  25. September 20, 2011 5:54 AM

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

  26. DeLaynne permalink
    November 29, 2011 9:43 AM

    I saw your post on Facebook for the Capellino Pomodoro with heirloom tomatoes…I am soooo hungry now!! It’s one of my favorite dishes and heirloom tomatoes would only make it better. Will you be sharing the recipe?

    I’ve been following your Facebook page for awhile…new follower on here. 🙂

  27. DeLaynne permalink
    November 29, 2011 10:48 AM

    Whoops…meant to say “Capellini” above. BTW…I used to live in Vacaville, CA. My hubby & I commuted to San Leandro for work. I love the entire Bay Area & San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. You aren’t kidding about it being filled with gastronomic delights. I miss the area so much!

  28. December 19, 2011 10:34 PM

    Have I been here before? I don’t know, but I have to make sure I come back more often–I love that you named your blog after anchovies!

  29. February 9, 2012 9:57 PM

    I love your photography – the food looks delicious and the backdrop compliments the dishes very well! We love connecting with fellow food bloggers in and around SF! Looking forward to the next post 🙂

  30. March 2, 2012 8:37 AM

    Your blog is very very pretty and the photography stupendous!

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