Jessica Lakritz

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Mexico City, Mexico
Eastern Washington University
Holistic Nutrition, Wine And Craft Beer, Culinary Anthropology
  • Jessica avidly seeks out delicious recipes and restaurants as a definitive part of her lifestyle.
  • While studying, she worked as a server in several gourmet restaurants around the US, where she developed a deep passion for the culinary arts, including wine and craft beer culture.
  • Having lived and traveled extensively around the world, Jessica finds it fascinating that many cultures have created dishes that are remarkably similar in style, each uniquely shaped by local ingredients and culinary techniques (for example, Argentinian empanadas, Japanese gyoza, Polish pierogies, Indian momo, and Turkish mantis).


Since graduating from graduate school, Jessica has been a professional freelance writer. She unexpectedly stumbled into food writing after writing in the wellness sphere, where food and spices were commonly mentioned as ways to holistically achieve optimal health. Between that and working as a server for years—befriending many a chef along the way—her love of food expanded into not only her professional life as a writer but her personal life as well. Jessica is also a poet.


Jessica earned a bachelor's in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA in writing from Eastern Washington University.
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