Jessie Price’s favorite part of her job as EatingWell’s editorial director is tasting new recipes in the Test Kitchen. And that’s where she started her career at EatingWell—testing recipes. Since then she’s gone on to work on at least seven EatingWell cookbooks and is the author of the James Beard Award-winning The Simple Art of EatingWell. She is an avid home cook and is known around the EatingWell offices for her heaping servings of vegetables and salads.
Jessie grew up in a family fanatical about food and as a young kid spent hours watching her mom cook. She began her professional experience with food during her summers off from Williams College as a cook at restaurants in Colorado and California, including the deluxe Relais and Chateaux, Home Ranch. Jessie lives in Charlotte, Vermont, with her husband and dog. Her latest food passions at home: growing 15 varieties of hot peppers to make hot sauce and fermenting sauerkraut spiked with jalapenos in the basement.