Sean Timberlake

Sean Timberlake
Expertise: food preservation, canning and preserving, foraging

Sean Timberlake is a home preserving and brewing expert with over 20 years of writing experience. His site, Punk Domestics, is a popular resource and community for home preservation, canning, brewing, and foraging enthusiasts.


  • Freelance food writer
  • Founder of Punk Domestics
  • Leads culinary tours in Italy and San Francisco


Sean Timberlake is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for two years. Sean began writing professionally in 1996, and in 2008, he launched a personal food blog. In exploring food topics, he became fascinated with food preservation and launched Punk Domestics, a content and community site for DIY food enthusiasts. He is a senior content marketing manager for Sun Basket.

Sean has been a panelist, moderator, and instructor on a range of food topics. He also leads culinary tours to Italy and around San Francisco.


Sean Timberlake attended Stony Brook University.

Awards and Publications

As a freelance food writer, Sean has contributed to, Sunset magazine, CookingChannelTV.comSF WeeklyLeite's Culinaria, BlackboardEats, and other outlets. 

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.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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