Jennifer Burns Bright

Jennifer Burns Bright

Jennifer is an Oregon based writer, food educator, and author specializing in food content. She is known for her lively talks and workshops on seafood, culinary history, and DIY skills, both on land and onboard river cruises in the Pacific Northwest. Her first book, 25 Culinary Adventures on Oregon’s North Coast, is forthcoming in 2020.

Highlights:

  • Jennifer's work has appeared in SeriousEats.com, EaterPDX.com, NPR’s The Salt, 1889: Washington’s Magazine, 1859: Oregon’s Magazine, and more.
  • Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine and Master Food Preserver and Master Gardener certificates from Oregon State University Extension.
  • She has written for The Spruce since February 2020.

Experience

A former academic, Jennifer has reviewed culinary histories for various publishers and award committees and has tested recipes for several cookbooks. Her work has appeared in publications such as SeriousEats.com, EaterPDX.com, NPR’s The Salt, 1889: Washington’s Magazine, 1859: Oregon’s Magazine, and more. She currently teaches culinary skills classes, develops products and recipes for industry clients, and produces and hosts a show on local seafood on Astoria’s Coast Community Radio.

Education

Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine and Master Food Preserver and Master Gardener certificates from Oregon State University Extension.

Other Work:

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