Jessica Harlan

Expertise: culinary professional, cooking equipment

Jessica Goldbogen Harlan is a freelance food writer and trained chef who has expert knowledge in the food and kitchenware industry. She is the author of eight cookbooks covering topics such as pressure cookers and ramen noodles and specializes in recipe development, culinary trends, healthy eating, and seasonal and organic foods.


  • Culinary school graduate from the Institute of Culinary Education
  • Recipe developer for major food manufacturers
  • Author of eight cookbooks
  • Contributor to Consumers Digest magazine on kitchen equipment


Jessica Goldbogen Harlan is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles on culinary equipment for eight years. With dozens of cookbooks on her shelves and kitchen cabinets that bulge with appliances, gadgets, and cookware, Jessica is an avid and accomplished cook. She has written for several publications, including Clean Eating, Town & Country, Tasting Table, Pilates Style, Arthritis Today, Consumers Digest, Time Out New York, and Mobil Travel Guide.

Jessica has worked in restaurant kitchens as a caterer and has developed recipes for home cooks as well as for major food companies. She has also taught group and private cooking lessons to adults and children.


Jessica is a graduate of the professional culinary program of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She also holds a degree in English Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Awards and Publications

Jessica's eight published cookbooks range in topics from salt block cooking to quinoa cuisine. Her most recent book, "The 5-Ingredient Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Fresh Pressure Cooker Recipes for Meals in Minutes," was published by Rockridge Press and receives rave reviews. 

Jessica has also written about the popular Japanese noodle dish in her book "Ramen to the Rescue Cookbook: 120 Creative Recipes for Easy Meals Using Everyone's Favorite Pack of Noodles," and creative lunches on the go in "Mason Jar Lunches: 50 Pretty, Portable Packed Lunches (Including) Delicious Soups, Salads, Pastas & More." Both were published by Ulysses Press.

Jessica's books also from this publishing house are "The Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking: Grill, Cure, Bake & Serve With Himalayan Salt Blocks," "Tortillas to the Rescue Cookbook: Scrumptious Snacks, Mouth-Watering Meals and Delicious Desserts—Made With the Amazing Tortilla," and "Crazy for Breakfast Sandwiches: 101 Delicious, Handheld Meals Hot Out of Your Sandwich Maker."

In 2012 and 2013 respectively, Jessica's books "Quinoa Cuisine: 150 Creative Recipes for Super-Nutritious, Amazingly Delicious Dishes" and "Homemade Condiments: Artisan Recipes Using Fresh, Natural Ingredients" were released by Ulysses.

Jessica has written about cooking equipment for a number of trade and consumer publications, including Pilates Style, Consumers Digest, Home Furnishings News, Food Arts,, and

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