Jeanette is the author of twelve books, and she has two new books coming out in 2020.  Ulysses Press will be publishing The Cauliflower Comfort Cookbook in Spring 2020, and the University of Wisconsin Press will be publishing The Wisconsin Cocktail Book in Fall 2020.   Most recently, Skyhorse Publishing published The Joy of Cider : All You Ever Wanted to Know about Drinking and Making Hard Cider.  She is also the critically acclaimed author of Drink Like a Woman (Seal Press 2016), as well as the Mark Twain Travel Book of the Year, The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide.  She also has penned The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine and Food Pairing, The Cheeses of Wisconsin: A Culinary Travel Guide and other books about food and drink.

Jeanette specializes in the intersection of culture and consumption, as she writes about drinking culture for Forbes.  She is also a recipe developer of both food and drink, and she creates recipes for individuals, corporations and publications.  She also covers travel, pets, parenting and health, but she can never resist telling a good story, no matter what the subject matter.  Her work can be seen in: Eating Well, Huffington Post, theKitchn, HOTELS, Family Pet, Wine Enthusiast, Chicago Health, and dozens of other publications

Jeanette is a beverage and food contributor for the “Good Fermentations” segment of Lake Effect on 89.7 FM WUWM (Milwaukee NPR station).  For her Lake Effect contributor profile, click here.

Jeanette also teaches culinary and beverage classes, and she has been a featured speaker at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Hippocamp, Kohler Food & Wine Experience, Wine and Dine Wisconsin, Wisconsin Cheese Festival, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Sonoma Cheese Conference.

She has more than a dozen years of professional writing, editing and recipe development experience.  Prior to her freelance career, she worked as a reporter for the City News Bureau in Chicago and he Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 


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