Jennifer Brizzi is a writer, editor, cook, and cooking teacher. She loves to share her enthusiasm for healthy, delicious food and to show Mother Earth’s customers how they can easily create it at home. She also loves answering customer questions about healthy eating, including current nutrition trends and what to do with foods from amaranth to zucchini.
Since 1997 Jennifer has written countless articles and columns about food for magazines such as Organic Hudson Valley, Edible Hudson Valley and FACES, and for newspapers and supplements such as Almanac Weekly, the Kingston Times, the Woodstock Times, the Saugerties Times, the New Paltz Times, Hudson River Sampler, Taconic Press Weekend, the Daily Freeman, Southern Dutchess News and Northern Dutchess News. She contributed five entries to Savoring Gotham, an encyclopedia of New York City food from Oxford University Press launching in December 2015, and has several books of her own in progress, including cookbooks and novels.
Jennifer received four special mentions in scholarship competitions for the annual Symposium for Professional Food Writers. She has developed recipes for a cookbook for a private client as well as for her own articles and public chef demonstrations at fairs, festivals and farmers markets. She has done freelance editing for the Culinary Institute of America, managed a gourmet take-out shop and has worked for several caterers and restaurants. She is also the owner of Hudson Valley Food Tours, offering culinary walking/tasting tours in area towns and villages. She is an in-store educator for Mother Earth's Storehouse in their Poughkeepsie and Kingston stores and represents the company at outside events and fairs.
Jennifer was born in Poughkeepsie, grew up in Vermont, lived in Rhode Island and Brooklyn, and for the past 19 years has made her home in Rhinebeck. She has traveled widely in the U.S. and abroad, worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 11 years before she turned to food writing, and is the mother of two teenagers.