Jessica Battilana
Jessica Battilana
credit: Molly DeCoudreaux

credit: Molly DeCoudreaux

Hello.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m a freelance food writer and recipe developer based in San Francisco. My first solo cookbook, Repertoire: All The Recipes You Need, will be published by Little, Brown in Spring 2017 (pre-order it now!), and I write a bimonthly column by the same name for The San Francisco Chronicle.

Born in Vermont, I moved to California a decade ago, and after stints as a reservationist at Chez Panisse and a private chef, as well as staff editorial jobs at publications both print and digital, I began freelancing full-time in 2014, after my second son was born.

I’ve coauthored six cookbooks, including Home Grown: Cooking From My New England Roots (Artisan, 2017), with chef Matt Jennings, Vietnamese Home Food (Ten Speed Press, 2012), with Charles Phan, chef/owner of the Slanted Door, which won a 2013 IACP award in the Chef and Restaurant category; Tartine Book 3 (Chronicle, 2013), with Tartine owner Chad Robertson, Sausage Making (Chronicle 2014), with butcher Ryan Farr, and Home Cooked (Ten Speed Press, 2016), with Anya Fernald. I’m also the author of Short Stack Editions Volume 10: Corn.

My work has also been featured in Sunset magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Rachael Ray Every Day and various other publications and was included in the Best Food Writing Anthology (twice!). Potatoes are my desert island food.