She has written food columns continuously since 1997, including "Jenny’s Food Focus" for the Hudson River Sampler, "Good Food" for Taconic Press Weekend, and from 2003 to 2014 for Ulster Publishing, which publishes The Woodstock Times and other weeklies in New York's Hudson Valley. For 11 years her food columns appeared as "Ravenous" in the newspapers and later in the food section of their arts supplement, Almanac Weekly.
In scholarship competitions for the annual Greenbrier Symposium for Professional Food Writers, Jennifer received a Special Mention in 2007 and three in 2008. She has done cookbook recipe development for a private client and freelance editing for the Culinary Institute of America. She has worked for caterers and restaurants and gives cooking demonstrations at fairs, festivals and farmers markets. She worked for six years as an in-store educator for Mother Earth's Storehouse and from 2015-2016 offered culinary crawls with tastings--walking tours and bus tours both--with her company Hudson Valley Food Tours.
Teaching a class at Warren Kitchen & Cutlery, Rhinebeck, NY. Photo by Jessica Bard
Photo by an unnamed three-year-old guest at the wedding of
Marianne DiSanto and David Storath, Cleveland.
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until 1996Jennifer grew up in Vermont (mostly Putney) and has lived in Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Rhinebeck, and currently Germantown in the lovely Hudson Valley of New York. She has traveled widely in the U.S. and abroad and writes about travel topics that include food-centered travel and traveling with children. For two years she was editor of the Hudson Valley Guide for Taconic Press, as well as the newspaper group's specialty publications that included regional tourism along with health, bridal and automotive supplements. She has also served as a co-editor for Global Writes, the online magazine of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association.
Jennifer worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 11 years, until 1996, mostly specializing in pediatrics, and since then has been a writer and editor on health topics. For some years she wrote a weekly health column for the Woodstock Times and the Kingston Times. She is also the mother of two grown children adopted from Vietnam and Ethiopia and has published articles on parenting and adoption issues.
Jennifer is the daughter of the late novelist Donald Harington, and she has written three novels herself, with two more in progress.
Cooking demo at Mother Earth's Storehouse, Kingston, NY. Photo by