Author Archive: Johnna

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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Baby Food From Scratch
[ 0 ] March 16, 2021 |

Baby Food From Scratch

Loving this book. No need to sugarcoat it or create some sort of buildup for this post. “The Big Book of Plant-Based Baby Food” is the book that I wish I had on hand 2.5 years ago when I was juggling baby in one hand and playing experimental baby food cook in the other hand. […]

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JKGF on FOX5 DC This Morning
[ 0 ] February 13, 2021 |

JKGF on FOX5 DC This Morning

In case you missed it, JKGF was on FOX5 DC this morning sharing Black Owned Restaurants to check out this Black History month (and beyond) plus Black Owned food products that ship right to your door. Check out the list below: Cool Black Owned Restaurants to check out this month: 1. Butter Me Up  2. Keren Cafe […]

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JKGF Cooking on Netflix
[ 4 ] December 1, 2020 |

JKGF Cooking on Netflix

Yes, you read that right. JKGF visited the Netflix fam for the Best Leftovers Ever! and cooked in two rounds of fierce competition. The new show, trailer below, airs December 30, 2020. Let the quarantine binge-watching begin!

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JKGF Talks Black Voices in Food Media in the Washington Post
[ 0 ] October 17, 2020 |

JKGF Talks Black Voices in Food Media in the Washington Post

JKGF recently wrote a Perspective piece for the Washington Post. Check it out here. As always, thank you for reading JKGF!

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What Taiwan Taught Me About The COVID-19 Pandemic
[ 8 ] March 16, 2020 |

What Taiwan Taught Me About The COVID-19 Pandemic

So a little over a month ago I visited Taiwan when coronavirus was just on the rise in cases and fatalities in mainland China. I was reluctant to share with my U.S. counterparts because I knew what people would say “You’re going to get the virus” or “You’re really going over there?!”. I had done […]

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