Hi, and welcome! My name is Jessica, and I'm so happy you're here.  

I believe in eating seasonally and locally, and that by doing so we can dramatically change the way we feel and our impact on the environment and community around us. This site is a work in progress, but occasionally you'll find recipes that celebrate this way of eating. I do not condemn sugar, fat, wheat or animal proteins, but I do try to be mindful of where my ingredients come from and how they were treated along the way. Most of my recipes are inspired by what I find at the market or in my garden, and they're developed simply by trial and error, or, as my nana described it, "by guess and by golly." 

About Me:

I started my career in food working in event planning and on the business side of catering. Eventually I followed my heart and my stomach to attend San Francisco Cooking School. From there, I went on to serve up seasonal desserts, breads, and brunch as a pastry cook at San Francisco's highly celebrated restaurant, Nopa. Later, I joined Williams-Sonoma as a member of the Test Kitchen. We developed recipes for the catalogue and website, tweaked and tested products, wrote cookbooks, and generally had a lot of fun.

In my new role as a mom, I'm currently living the freelance life as a writer and recipe developer. 

You can find some of my work here at Brit +Co. Please contact me at jessica.jlsmith@gmail.com if you would like to work together!