Jeneil Williams has designs on cookbook

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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JAMAICAN model Jeneil Williams had an outstanding 2012, having walked for fashion heavyweights including Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Fendi, L'Wren Scott and Issac Mizrahi.

However, her latest project is not runway related.

The 22-year-old is currently working on the publication of her first cookbook.

The self-professed homebody says she uses her downtime to work on new recipes for the book.

"I don't go out a lot. If I do I will go bowling with friends, or go out to a club, or attend events. I usually prefer to invite friends over and
cook a meal and get their feedback on the food," she told the Jamaica Observer.

Williams says the recipes in the cookbook will reflect her Jamaican cuisine, but also has a global fusion of American, French and Italian tastes.

No date has been set for the publication's release.

She said Jamaican cuisine is never far away.

"I really love my Jamaican food — ackee and saltfish, jerk pork, oxtail, you name it," she lists. But when 'yard food' is not available her taste buds head to the Orient.

Williams — who has been modelling for six years — is also preparing for the start of the 2013 fashion season.

"I am preparing my body by working out," she says, admitting that she is not much of a 'gym rat'.

"It is funny that I did track and field for years in high school, and love that type of physical activity, but don't enjoy working out. However, it is something I have to do and the results are usually amazing."

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