About

About page on JillHough.com

Food and eating are two of my favorite things in life, and I feel crazy-lucky to make my living celebrating them.

My cookbooks include “100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love” and “100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love”—each chock-full of delicious, doable recipes that make food and wine pairing fun, friendly, and absolutely unintimidating. Other projects include co-authoring “The Clean Plates Cookbook” and developing the recipes for “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch,” a New York Times best seller. Click here for more about my books.

My writing and recipes have been published in magazines including Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Napa Sonoma, Clean Eating, and Fine Cooking, where I’m drinks editor. Click here for samples of my published work.

And I create recipes for brands and commodity boards, too, including the National Pork Board, the California Milk Advisory Board, California Sweetpotatoes, Lindsay Olives, Annie’s Homegrown, Circulon, Anolon, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Grgich Hills Estate. Click here for samples of my work for brands and commodity boards.

Last by not least, I teach cooking to home chefs around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. My classes are jam-packed with energy, enthusiasm, and immediately-useful information—plus, of course, delicious food. Click here for my schedule of classes and events.

My background includes a dozen years as an advertising copywriter at agencies in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. I launched my food career by opening a small cafe in Sausalito, which I ran for five unforgettable years and where we made—among other things—the world’s best chocolate chip cookies.

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