Born in NYC and raised in Southern VT & NH. I spent my growing up years acting in various productions and theaters around New England. I then moved on to study theater in college. Since then have lived all over the US: Los Angeles, the Seacoast of NH Columbus, OH (Go Bucks!) and for the past 10 yrs, Providence, RI. The beauty of New England with its stunning mountains and beautiful oceans beckoned me back.
When I first moved to RI, I created, produced and hosted a radio show on WNRI 1380am based out of Woonsocket. This was a live, 1hr show all about food! Shopping, cooking, eating. I hosted guests from all over the food spectrum. The show ran for 3 yrs. my blog became an extension of the show. It was a great way to bring my love of performing together with my love for food.
I was also the Buy Local Coordinator for Farm Fresh RI. I managed the Wintertime Farmers Market when it first moved to Hope Artiste Village and helped to launch a much needed Farm to Chef buying program called: Market Mobile.
I’m now Mom to 2 great girls. One just started her sophomore yr at UArts in Philly and one started 6th grade.
I’m passionate about food, music and art. I love to cook food for family and friends. I’d host a dinner party every cook if I could! I also write about food in my blog Jen’s Dish.(www.jensdish.wordpress.com)
While cooking and eating, I love to be surrounded by great art on the walls. Great art, to me, is any piece that moves you in some way, or stirs emotion. I’ve been collecting art since I was a kid. My first piece was a hand painted 8 1/2 x 11 Valentine given to me by my Dad when I was 10. I still have it and cherish it. All of my pieces are done by someone I know or I’ve at least met. Some may even evoke a special memory of when or where I have purchased the piece. Collecting art does not have to be an expensive endeavor.