Virginia native Jae Slae developed a passion for food while completing a degree in journalism from Norfolk State University. It was through her studies that she saw a natural connection between design, cuisine and writing. The last decade has grown her fascination with delicious food into numerous small businesses for herself and others, primarily focused on bringing beautiful and delicious content to her readers. Her current passion – The Fork Life – aims to bring hidden gems and well-known restaurants to your dining table through approachable, tailored reviews and critiques. Jae explores farmer’s markets, personal chefs, pop-up eateries and fine dining establishments to provide her readers with what they need to know in order to make the perfect selection on date night, a special occasion or a Tuesday when you don’t want to cook. As a certified taste concierge, put the days of mindless Yelp reviews behind you and trust a true local to guide you to the best dishes and chefs northern Virginia has to offer!
I’d never had Brown Stew Chicken. I was missing Heaven. This was amazing and not too spicy. I’ll be back.
@ Taste of Jamaica in Suffolk, VA
Plantains are ALWAYS in order!
I am ALWAYS a fan of authentic Filipino food. Reminds me of home!
This week, I had the distinct pleasure of Chopping It Up with Mila Buckley aka The Hangry Woman! She is one of the top Influencers in the game as well as a Top 10 Diabetes Food Blogger. Find out what her favorite dish is and what advice she has for those who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes.
This week, I had the opportunity to Chop it Up with Chef Aarum Hurse aka Lesbinthekitchen. Check out her thought process when plating as well as her most rewarding experience to date.
This week, I was blessed to Chop it Up with one of the top food bloggers/chef in the game, Mark Anthony Maxwell Setchfield, known on social media as GasMarkSix. Check out how he came up with “GasMarkSix” and what ingredients he’s discovered during his travels that are now a “must have”.
This week, I had the pleasure of Chopping It Up with Chef Kaimana Chee, the head chef and owner of Uncle’s Hawaiian Grindz in Fallston, Maryland. Chef Chee, the 2016 winner of Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, has also appeared on MasterChef and Guy’s Grocery Games.