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



About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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