I’m Jacqueline. I write, I bake with alternative ingredients, I build recipes, and in the past I’ve talked into a camera while making food.
Since the age of 12 I’ve lived with Lyme Disease, and it has shaped my relationship with food since the day I saw my first nutritionist, who gently guided my body into healing itself. I use food as medicine, yoga and meditation as magic, and honest self-reflection to keep my life in balance and my illness at bay. I need to surround myself with people who are creative, hard-working, genuine and humble, so that my body doesn’t take on stress and result in ways that halt my quality of living. I’m an over-worker and an over-stresser, so depending on the day you may meet a calm-spirited hippie or a neurotic overachiever. I am aware of what I put into my body but do not “diet”, as food is my friend. Life’s all about the balance, folks.
I love food. I don’t see my allergies as banners to be waved around. I dislike trends. I respect chefs. I speak politely with servers.
I was on staff at the gluten-free Easy Eats magazine, where I built recipes, planned articles and curated and edited all blog content. For two years now I’ve interviewed some insanely inspiring chefs for Serious Eats NY, with the incredible photographer Brent Herrig, with whom I also work on many other awesome things, including our upcoming book, Plates and Portraits. For a bit I was a private “chef”, and now am content to build recipes instead. I pull a lot of that together on WordsFoodArt.com. I’m often tired, and sometimes in pain, but always thankful.
I live in NYC by the Hudson River with my dog, Mitra (who has a horrible addiction to prosciutto and sheep cheese, bless her tiny heart) and many pieces of cooking equipment of formidable weight.
Wishing you peace, love and a sweet, sweet life,
Oh! And why Dusty? Come into my kitchen and watch me bake. Nuff said.
I’d love to hear from you!