Jeanette is the author of more than a dozen books. Her most recent titles include The Self Sufficient Kitchen Dehydrating Foods  (Alpha Books),  The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook (Ulysses Press), Wisconsin Cocktails (University of Wisconsin Press), Cauliflower Comfort Cookbook (Ulysses Press) and The Joy of Cider : All You Ever Wanted to Know about Drinking and Making Hard Cider (Skyhorse Publishing).   She is also the critically acclaimed author of Drink Like a Woman (Seal Press), as well as the Mark Twain Travel Book of the Year, The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide (The Countryman Press).  She also has penned The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine and Food PairingThe 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, and she is an ALDI correspondent for thekitchn.  She is also a recipe developer of both food and drink, and she creates recipes for individuals, corporations and publications.  She can never resist telling a good story, no matter what the subject matter, and her work can also be seen in: Alcohol Professor, Cheese Professor, Chocolate Professor, Eating Well, Huffington PostPunchWine Enthusiast, Chicago Health, and dozens of other publications

Jeanette also teaches culinary and beverage classes, and she has been a featured speaker at TedxOshkosh, 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.