Jessica Harlan

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Location
Atlanta, GA
School
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Institute Of Culinary Eduction, New York City
Expertise
Kitchen Tools, Healthy Eating, Culinary Techniques
  • Jessica has written nine cookbooks and counting, including Ramen to the Rescue, Homemade Condiments, and The Little Book of Takoyaki. They cover everything from cooking with ramen noodles to making mason-jar meals.
  • She once served as the judge for a hot and spicy foods competition.
  • One of her most unforgettable culinary experiences was a multi-course truffle meal while on a press tour in Molise, Italy.

Experience

Jessica has been writing about food and cooking since the mid-1990s. Beginning as an editor for a gourmet food trade magazine and then for a housewares magazine, she has written about everything from salsas to blenders to the latest superfoods. After graduating from culinary school, Jessica began developing recipes and went on to write several cookbooks. She's tested cooking equipment for About.com, Consumers Digest, and Clean Eating, and has written about food and cooking for AllRecipes, Kitchn, Yahoo!, and Mashed.

Education

Jessica has a bachelor's degree in English Rhetoric from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
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