Photos by Clare Barboza, Abigail Cerquitella, and Charity Burggraaf

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Jess is an award-winning freelance food and travel writer, and the author of eight cookbooks, many written with Seattle-area restaurateurs, plus her recent memoir, A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Food & Wine, Cooking Light, Seattle, Sunset, and Edible Seattle magazines, and in multiple issues of the yearly Best Food Writing book collection. She lives in Seattle with her husband and eight-year-old son.

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