Jessica Wakefield

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Staten Island, NY
Syracuse University, School Of Visual Arts
Food History, Healthy Foods, International Cuisine
  • Jessica's passion for food started when she became a vegetarian as a teen. She's always up for the challenge of finding new and interesting veggie recipes or converting old family recipes to be more vegetarian-friendly.
  • She loves trying new craft beers, going to small breweries, and sipping a restaurant's specialty cocktails.
  • As a native New Yorker from diverse Queens, she loves international cuisine. Her favorites are Indian and Syrian food.


Jessica has worked as an editor for almost a decade. She started her career working as an editor and web producer for (now Dotdash), while her team helped with the creation of brands such as Verywell, The Spruce, TripSavvy, and The Balance. As an editor for The Spruce Eats, she mainly focused on updating recipes and editing articles on international cuisine and cooking techniques. Jessica has also done freelance editing on articles about weird history, true crime, and law. She is also a personal finance editor for Slickdeals.


Jessica studied history and biology at Syracuse University. She also studied fine arts at the School of Visual Arts.
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